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Utility Consumption and Waste Diversion Charts

CSUSM Utility and Waste Metrics Over Time


Electricity Chart

From 2010 through 2015 electrical usage slowly increased as the campus grew.  In January 2016 the fuel cell was installed to decrease electrical usage.


Gas Usage Chart

From 2010 through 2014 gas usage remained fairly consistent, with an increase in 2015.  In January 2016 the fuel cell was installed which dramatically increased gas usage.


Sewage Chart

From 2010 through 2016 the sewage rates have increased as the campus has steadily grown.


Water Usage Chart

Since 2010 the campus has made several efforts to decrease our water usage. In 2013 the campus well became operational which is used for watering landscape.


Water Usage Chart

As part of our Zero Waste by 2025 goal we are tracking how much “waste” material leaves campus.  In 2015 over 2,100 tons of waste and recycled material left campus, increasing each year as our campus population grew. In 2018 we reduced our tonnage to less than 1,800 tons. Less material was sent to the landfill and diverted material tonnage also reduced (significantly due to a benchmark update by our waste hauler) although our programming efforts have increased.