I hope that everyone had a fun and safe Spring Break. I know that I enjoyed my time off!
This month, March, the E-Reps are looking to promote Water Conservation on campus. I was looking at the figures for the week before Spring Break for the Halls of the North Quad, Virginia-Snider, Shuttles, Mary-Hey, and Peyton, and I noticed some interesting trends:
The North Quad is pretty evenly split when it comes to water consumption. Virginia, with 133 residents, used about 38000 gallons, Snider, 130 residents, used about 27500 gallons, and Shuttles, 150 residents, used about 20500 gallons. This would seem fairly on the level until it is compared to the Fine Arts Community. Peyton, with 100 residents, used about 6500 gallons, and Mary-Hey, with 119 residents, used about 9000 gallons!
Virginia-Snider and Shuttles clearly have a lot of room for improvement. An easy way to do this would be to look at your daily water usage and see where you can cut back the time the water is running. Turning off the faucet while brushing or shaving can save 4-10 gallons of water per day. Showers use about 3-7 gallons of water per minute, so limiting showers to about 5 minutes (that’s all that you really need) is a great way to cut back.
Keep up the good work, Mary-Hey and Peyton. We should all strive to conserve like them!
All the Best-