The Gilman Fountain Plaza featuring George Baker’s sculpture “Water Forms II” is seen on a sunny day at Occidental College Nov. 11. Leo Blain/The Occidental
Water pools on a sidewalk in between Haines and Stearns Hall at Occidental College Nov. 10. Irrigation makes up nearly 30 percent of the college’s total annual water use for the past ten years, according to the data sheet of annual campus water use shared with The Occidental by Bevin Ashenmiller, an associate professor of economics, the faculty director of sustainability and the faculty supervisor of ASOC sustainability fund. Leo Blain/The Occidental
A sprinkler sprays water on flooding rose bushes behind Haines Hall at Occidental College Nov. 10. According to Ground Manager Lola Trafecanty, the majority of the sprinklers on campus are operated through a central irrigation system that controls them remotely through computers that connect to the timers. Leo Blain/The Occidental
Disposable water bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at the Tiger Cooler at Occidental College on Nov. 8, 2021. Leo Blain/The Occidental
Usually, the Marketplace relies on an industrial dishwasher to handle its dishes. Because the dishwasher is broken, dining services employees must hand wash dishes. This machine recycles water from dishwashing. Occidental College, Nov. 8, 2021. Leo Blain/The Occidental
John Garcia, sanitation lead, washes dishes in the Marketplace. Occidental Chef de Cuisine Conrado Gomez said the Marketplace employees have adapted to not having a dishwasher. He said he thinks that they now use less water, because the water is recycled when they hand wash dishes. Occidental College, Nov. 8, 2021. Leo Blain/The Occidental
The now-broken Marketplace dishwasher, a flight type dishwasher manufactured by Stero, in the Marketplace kitchen. The dishwashers in the Marketplace were the biggest source of water use from campus dining, according to Amy Muñoz, vice president of hospitality services. Occidental College, Nov. 8, 2021. Leo Blain/The Occidental

This article was updated at 4:06 p.m. Nov. 17 to clarify that John Garcia is pictured in the photo. In a previous draft, Garcia was not named. This article was updated again at 7:06 p.m. Nov. 17 to correct the name of the dishwasher manufacturer.