Rain garden by Discovery Hall from a top-down perspective

UW Bothell works to reduce the impact of our operations on the campus water system through water conservation and ensuring good quality stormwater enters North Creek.

Stormwater Quality

All stormwater from campus ends up filtering through our wetland and eventually drains into North Creek, a tributary to the larger Puget Sound. As such, we must ensure that this water is as clean as possible due to the many potential impacts that polluted water could have on the Puget Sound ecosystem.

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Water Conservation

We work to conserve water in our building infrastructure, through low-flow fixtures, as well as within our campus grounds, by limited irrigation use throughout campus. We intentionally plant native species around campus (which need less water than non-native species), and allow spaces to go dormant over the summer to minimize the impact of traditional landscaping.   

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