Rotaract aids in efforts to conserve water

Rotaract aids in efforts to conserve water

Feb 7, 2020 
Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College Rotaract is asking students, faculty and staff to conserve water on campus and in the community. Following the historic floods in the spring of 2019, the City of Peru and Peru State College are working with residents and students to encourage voluntary water conservation.

After trucking in water from Auburn for a number of months, the City of Peru was able to install a temporary water treatment plant. The temporary installation has an upper limit on its water treatment abilities that irresponsible water use could potentially strain.

In response to the ongoing conservation efforts, Peru State Rotaract is asking for volunteers to pledge to conserve water this semester and in the future. Past efforts on campus to conserve water have been impressive and Rotaract hopes this drive will continue that effort.

Some of the ways you can help the effort:

  • Don’t use the toilet as a trashcan: every time you flush the toilet for a piece of toilet paper or trash, you use 4.5 gallons of water. 
  • Don’t run the shower before you get in. 
  • Spend less time in the shower.  The average shower uses around 2 gallons per minute. 
  • Don’t leave the water on when you brush your teeth.

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

Rotaract has more than 10,000 clubs worldwide and is sponsored by Rotary International.

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Thomas Veleba contributed to this release.