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Water-saving green landscaping
The grounds department uses drought-tolerant xeriscape plants in many campus landscape areas, while limiting grass to activity areas and sports fields. A centralized irrigation control computer provides efficient watering for the campus, and more than 95 percent of campus is irrigated with nonpotable, reclaimed water. The grounds department uses Integrated Pest Management methods and preventive plant care strategies to minimize pest problems with the landscape. When they must use pesticides, they use those that have the least toxic effect on the environment while still controlling the pest problems.