Water Conservation Still Necessary Despite Heavy Rain

The rain has stopped for awhile, but cisterns installed around the University of Georgia’s campus have the capacity to hold more than five hundred and fifty thousand gallons of rain water combined. The water collected from these cisterns is recycled to irrigate surrounding landscapes and help flush toilets. Kevin Kirsche, the director of UGA’s office of sustainability, says the recent rains have been positive environmentally, but this shouldn’t stop us from continuing our convervation efforts. 

“We still need to conserve water. It’s still critical in our daily lives that we make even small efforts to ‘think at the sink’ because every drop counts and we can all make minor changes in our daily lives, said Kirsche.

Kirsche says rain barrels are also an easy way to help conserve water on a residential scale… they can be purchased at local garden and outdoor centers.

You May Also Like

Morning Webcast

The morning webcast for Tuesday April 2, 2013 with web anchor Taylor Eisenhauer

Morning Newscast- Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TedX is coming to UGA this Friday. Will churches in the Athens-area allow guns ...

Couture a la Cart: Fashion Merchandising Students Gain Entrepreneurial Experience

Fifteen specially selected UGA students are combining their love of fashion with their desire ...

Add Comment
Loading...
Cancel
Viewing Highlight
Loading...
Highlight
Close