Shower Meters to Reduce Water Consumption

Recipient:

College Park Scholars, Environment, Technology, and Economy

Amount:

$4,260

Team Shower Power, a group of students in the Environment, Technology, and Economy College Park Scholars program, received a grant to install shower meters in the residential hall bathrooms. The meters will collect data on student water consumption. The data will then be used to structure an educational initiative that will utilize the shower meters to actively encourage water conservation in dorm showers. By using on-site water detection and information distribution, this strategy will not only educate students on the importance of water conservation, but will also make them more aware of their own water consumption. Thus, the combination of shower meters and an informational campaign will increase the chances that campus residents will reduce their overall water consumption.