Western Carolina University officials are requesting that members of the campus community participate in voluntary water conservation efforts as the region goes through a period of extreme drought.
Suggestions for conserving water include taking shorter showers, doing laundry with only full loads when practical, not letting water run excessively during personal hygiene practices, and calling in work orders when leaking faucets, urinals and toilets are found. The number to call in work orders is 828-227-7224.
“In the past several years, WCU has made great strides to initiate water conservation measures,” said Joe Walker, associate vice chancellor for facilities management. “As a result, we are using less water than in previous years. At this time, we are not experiencing any issues meeting water demands, but we are trying to be proactive so that we may not encounter issues in the future.”