800 residential homes aboard the Combat Center have had green lawns replaced with water saving desert landscapes.
Groundwater is the sole source of potable water aboard the Combat Center. This is a finite resource with a slow recharge rates. All water conservation efforts directly diminish groundwater consumption.
Native plants for landscaping
Native plants are used as part of the landscaping in new buildings to save on water consumption.
Recent water conservation efforts include the installation of synthetic turf in traditionally grassed recreational areas such as parks and playgrounds.