Fresno State to Reduce Water Consumption by 60 Million Gallons

The drought situation is not a new situation to California.

Municipalities and cities are working to find new and innovative ways to conserve water.

After Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency back in January of this year, water shortages became a key topic of concern.

One organization that is working toward conserving water is Fresno State.

The campus plans to reduce water usage by 20 percent, or 59.8 million gallons, through 2014, according to The Modesto Bee.

The plan shows a reduction of 7.5 million gallons of water usage per month through the growing season (March to October) by limiting irrigation.

The university will also be improving irrigation techniques, planting drought-tolerant plants and testing hydrogel injections below turf.

The hydrogels are designed to improve absorption of water and nutrients.

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