Water is conserved by planting native plants which are more drought-resitant and require less pesticide use.
The SSU Recreation Center is one of the first buildings in Sonoma County to use reclaimed water in toilets and urinals. Reclaimed water is non-sewage water that has gone through treatment but not been chlorinated for drinking. Reclaimed water can amount to 80% of waste water.
Low Flow faucets have a low flow ability which can cut water consumption by as much as 40%, going from 4 gallons per minute to 2½. This greatly reduces the amount of clean water waste.