Students at Georgia Tech are organizing to promote responsible water usage and raise awareness of the current water shortage facing the Southeast region. Several student organizations, including the Student Government Association, Environmental Alliance, and Students Organizing for Sustainability have already joined together with President Clough to help develop water conservation measures. The conservation effort always needs more voices. If you would like to join the student water conservation team, please contact Reid Samuel, Nick Wellkamp, Carly Queen, or Sarang Shah.
If you have any feedback or suggestions concerning the water conservation effort, please fill out our FEEDBACK FORM.
Why Is Water Conservation Important to Georgia Tech Students?
State and federal officials estimate that Lake Lanier, metro Atlanta's primary source of water, has only three to nine months of water supply left. If drought conditions continue and water demand remains at its current level, approximately 3 million people will wiil lose their ability to take showers, cook, or flush their toilets.
Georgia Tech has more than 30 residence complexes housing 9,300 students. It is ranked 2nd among Atlanta's top water users. The institute has taken a variety of measures to conserve water, including draining all fountains and using condensation from buildings to water the landscape. The Facilities Department is also conducting a water usage audit to identify and repair leaky pipes.
It is up to Georgia Tech students to slow the flow and save H2O by conserving as much water as possible. Join the effort today:
- Take shorter showers and bathe less often. Also turn the water off when you shampoo, shave, brush your teeth, etc.
- Use hand sanitizer after trips to the toilet. It's more effective at killing germs than washing with soap and water. Limit use of washing machines for laundry and dishes
- Avoid using water for cooking. Bake, grill, stir-fry or microwave rather than boiling food.
- Place a water-filled plastic container in your toilet tank. You'll save water with every flush.
- Remember to flush the toilet only when necessary.
Want to Learn More?
To learn more about Georgia Tech's conservation efforts and programs, please contact:
Director of Public Relations
Contact Lisa Grovenstein