on the message to turn the water off
Farrell of Facilities Management designed this image for posters
on water conservation.
some recent rainstorms, area water supplies remain low, and the
return of students and faculty this week will increase water use.
The University has redoubled its efforts to remind the community
to conserve water whenever possible.
water reservoirs were at 81 percent of capacity as of Aug. 30. The
University purchases water from Charlottesville
and Albemarle County,
which are supplied by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority. Voluntary
water conservation is currently under way in the city and county.
conservation tips are being dispersed around Grounds on "table-tent"
cards in dorms and dining facilities and through brochures mailed
to about 15,000 U.Va. and Health System faculty and staff. As an
additional reminder, there are posters with water conservation tips
showing the Rotunda sitting in a desert.
are some suggestions individuals can follow to do their part:
5-minute or shorter showers (that's still 15 to 25 gallons of
Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of
running the tap for cold water;
Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth or shaving;
Wash only full loads of laundry;
Run the dishwasher only when it's full;
Report leaks or repair needs to Facilities Management at 924-1777,
(924-2267 in the Health System,) or to Housing, 924-3053;
Cut back on outdoor watering and do so only early in the morning;
Give leftover water to plants instead of pouring it down the drain;
Install water-saving devices -- aerators on faucets and a water-filled
plastic bottle in the toilet tank to reduce the amount of water
used for each flush;
your car washed at a commercial car wash that recycles water.