Marin Center turned 40 this year, but being “middle-aged” hasn’t stopped the arts and events venue from keeping up with the latest water-efficiency trends and technologies.
The Marin County Fairgrounds are irrigated with recycled water from MMWD’s Las Gallinas Valley Recycling Plant, saving potable water. Three smart controllers monitor current weather conditions and automatically adjust the irrigation schedule so the landscaping gets just what it needs. In addition, staff keep the irrigation system in good working order and employ water-wise landscaping techniques such as sheet mulching.
Marin Center is saving water indoors, too. The restrooms at Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium and Lagoon Park use recycled water for toilet flushing. And Marin Center has even gone water-free with 23 waterless urinals, saving up to 920,000 gallons per year.