Water

As much as 70% of water used in a school or a house goes to watering plants outside.1   While the City of Scottsdale continues to struggle for water in the midst of a long-term drought, SCC is determined to contribute to the conservation effort.

Xeriscaping

Aerial view of SCC Campus with Two Waters Circle

SCC is in the process of converting 93,500 square feet in the southwest corner of campus to drought-tolerant xeriscape.  This transition will reveal the natural beauty of the desert with a colorful array of native plants, and it is expected to save as much as 290 million gallons of water per year at SCC! 2

Visit our Image Gallery to get an idea of what our projects are expected to look like!

You can also read about the ongoing efforts to save water and keep cool on campus through the shade redesign in front of SCC’s Theater.

1. http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/conservation 2. http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org/xeriscape_water_savings.aspx