The feature “On this day in Stanford history” details events that occurred on the same date in past years at Stanford. According to The Stanford Daily’s archives, on April 26 in…
A visualization of recent rainfall in California.
Stanford is turning 18 of its fountains back on, two years after temporarily shutting them off to save water during a record-breaking statewide drought.
Governor Edmund Brown issued a historic mandate last week that the California State Water Resources Control Board pass measures to reduce the amount of water used across the state by 25 percent.
Although multiple new initiatives to conserve water have been made at Stanford, the University had been experimenting with ways to decrease water consumption even before the California drought and emergency regulations.
In the last two days, four of Stanford’s decorative fountains were soaped. Although soaping fountains is not a new prank, as the campus manager for Water Conservation I’d like to remind those who soap fountains that this activity wastes our valuable resources.