Reducing campus water use has become a growing priority in recent years.
In 2008, Pacific installed a new computerized campus irrigation control system, which is projected to help reduce water use by 30% annually.
A new mainline and pump connecting the campus irrigation system and the Calaveras River was installed during 2010. This installation raised the use of non-potable water for irrigation to approximately 80% on the campus.
An ongoing water conservation initiative involves replacing inefficient fixtures in residence halls with low flow shower heads and toilet fixtures.
The installation of these fixtures campus wide is projected to significantly reduce Pacific's water footprint.