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ASU implements water-saving measures PDF Print
Monday, 10 December 2007 18:00

While officials continue to say the campus water system remains “robust,” Appalachian State University has implemented water-saving measures due to the state’s drought.

Interim Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Greg Lovins says the university has ceased washing state vehicles, watering athletics fields and has stopped or reduced plant watering. Additionally, low-flow showerheads and toilets have been installed in residence halls as the halls have been renovated. Physical plant employees have also lowered flush rates where possible in the restrooms in academic buildings. A statement released yesterday reports those measures helped reduce the average water use by 600,000 gallons a month from June to October, compared to the same time last year. Appalachian is the only university in the University of North Carolina system that owns and operates its own water treatment facility. The facility has a 300-million gallon reservoir and the capacity to treat and distribute two million gallons a day. Daily water use averages 500,000 gallons a day.
  
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