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Let's do our part
This past summer it was ridiculously hot throughout
Texas. The temperatures reached triple digits for at least 30 con
secutive days, and to make matters worse, there was very little
rainfall. As a result the Lone Star State had a water shortage prob
lem. State officials were forced to institute regulations such as
sprinkler usage and how many gallons of water could be purchased
STUDENT OPINION POLL:
KENYA A. SAMUELS
I thought I had left all that
behind when I returned for the fall
However, when I returned I
^covered that during the past four to
five mOTths Greensboro and surrounding areas had been experienc
ing a situation similar to my summer in Texas: dry weather, scarce
rainfall. And now I have to relive the restrictions.
In Greensboro, the lack of rainfall has resulted in manda
tory restrictions such as when to water grass, as well as not washing
cars at home. Why are there so many restrictions? Why is the water
table low, although it has rained? Answers: The city reservoirs are
drying up and the water supply for this city is minimal, and a
minimum of 15 inches is needed to begin to refill reservoirs.
Belles may be saying "These are Greensboro's problems."
However, water conservation is something we all need to be con
cerned about. Besides, our college is in Greensboro, and many of us
plan to be here at least four years. Everything depends on water. Not
only does it make up 75 percent of our bodies, but it is also neces
sary for the survival of all of our natural resources.
There are simple ways that we Belles can help to save the
water supply: Don't run the water while brushing your teeth,
washing dishes, or shampooing your hair. It is also a good idea not
to run the water too long before getting in the shower.
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What have you done to
conserve water? Photos by Marie Smith, Staff Photographer
MAJOR; BUS. ADMIN.
HOME: SOUTH CAROLINA
I have preserved water on my
campus by making sure that all
of the faucets and showers are
not left dripping water.
HOME: NORTH CAROLINA
To preserve water I take 15
minute showers and skip a week
of washing my car.
A. MONIQUE HUNT
MAJOR: SOCIAL WORK
HOME: NEW YORK
Since the passage of the law to
conserve water, I make sure that
all faucets in the dorm do not
AY ANNA NA’IM
/ do not run the water before I
actually take a shower so it can
MAJOR: BUS. ADMIN.
When I wash my car I wash it on
the lawn so the water will serve
two purposes. It will clean while
it waters the grass.
Personally, the little everyday
things like turning off the faucet
while brushing your teeth and
only turning on the water when
you are ready to get in the
shower will have a great impact
on conserving our water supply-