Sandia National Laboratories
Water Conservation Program
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Past, Present, &
Future Projects -
A History
Water Tips
What Others Are Doing


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Water Conservation
Sharon Sanders

Infrastructure Mgt. Team Leader
Darell Rogers

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The Sandia Water Initative

Sandia's Energy and Infrastucture Mission Area

Irrigation water consumption is approximately 3-5% (depends on the year's temperatures and rainfall) of the Sandia/New Mexico total. Sandia/New Mexico has different types of landscaping throughout its property, but most contains native plant material and utilizes drip and/or bubbler systems. The landscaping group has worked to create a campus-like appearance and to plant native and/or water-efficient plant species.

Sandia/New Mexico is nearly complete on a state-of-the-art irrigation system called the Centralized Irrigation Control System or CICS. See the History for the status of CICS.

For more information on drought-tolerant plants and xeriscaping see Water Conservation Tips