Water Conservation

Clean water is one of our most important resources. However, In coming years, we could be facing a potential crisis of reduced water availability. It is estimated that in the next 20 years, the quantity of available drinking water may decrease by as much as 30%. 

Water Conservation Tips

  • Don't dump toxins or chemicals down drains, sinks, toilets or sewers where they can make their way into the water supply. Instead, contact your RA, Hall Director or Building Facilities Manager to learn how to safely dispose of these items.
  • Even small leaks can be very costly. Toilets can silently leak 150 gallons a day or 55,000 gallons a year. Make sure all faucets are turned completely off and report all water leaks and drips to FIXIT(online FIXIT system.)
  • Turn the water off while brushing your teeth or shaving. You can save up to 6 gallons of water every time you brush.
  • Cut your showering time by just 5 minutes and you can save at least 16 gallons of water a day.
  • Adjust water levels on washing machines to the size of the load.

Learn more about energy conservation programs at the University of Michigan.


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