(March 30, 2012) -- One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce water use is to replace outdated fixtures with those designed to conserve water. With the help of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) commercial toilet retrofit and rebate program, more than 300 urinals will be replaced with high-efficiency units (HEUs) at the UTSA Tri-campuses.
As the second-largest water consumer in San Antonio, the conservation potential at UTSA is significant. Using the SAWS estimate of 3 million gallons saved per 100 HEUs, the installation of the water-saving fixtures will reduce water use by an estimated 8 million gallons per year. HEUs use half a gallon or less per flush compared to one gallon per flush in the older units.
In March, Facilities Operations and Maintenance teams began work with SAWS contractors in the urinal retrofit installations. Inconvenience for the university community is expected to be minimal since retrofit schedules will ensure that one restroom per building floor remains open. The project will be completed by May.
For more information, contact UTSA Facilities at 210-458-4268.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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