In an effort to conserve water, the University of Utah is implementing landscaping changes across its campus.

Devoting the summer to make the campus “water-wise,” the university wants to cut its water consumption by 15 percent.

“We started looking at this more than a decade ago—ways we can use less water—and that’s through a variety of tactics and what we’re focused on right now is areas of landscape that could be converted,” said Shireen Ghorbani, director of facilities management at the university.

Over the following summer months, landscaping crews will use everything from rocks and desert plants to woodchips and mulch in order to cut water usage.

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