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Campus Garden “Rocks” to Save Water

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To the casual observer, the gardens around the Civil & Material Engineering building on the campus of the University of Utah might appear to be low-

Infiltration gardens like this could help make the U more water-neutral.

maintenance commercial landscapes, sporting rock rather than soil or bark. But a closer look would reveal that it is a carefully constructed research project–an infiltration garden, which was designed to better manage stormwater to reduce runoff and sustain landscaping needs on campus. The project was highlighted in an article on bioretention gardens in the Fall 2011 issue of the Watershed Watch Newsletter.

Learn more about this and other sustainability projects being undertaken at the U on the Sustainable Campus Inititative Fund website.