Drop Your Own Drip (DYOD) is a multi-faceted water conservation project in which students will be competing to reduce their water-use by the largest percentage. Due to the metering on campus, prizes will be given to the residents at the college who reduces the use by the largest percentage throughout the quarter.
What facilities are involved in the competition?
Students living at the on-campus undergraduate apartments of the 10 colleges will be included in the competition. This DOES NOT include Family-Student housing, the Village, the trailer park, University Town Center, or Redwood Grove apartments.
How do I know how much water I’m using?
Each month residents will receive an email that contains a mock water statement. This statement will give a breakdown of the water-use for the student’s apartment each month so they have the opportunity to see a relative usage and price associated with that usage.
Where does the price of water come from?
A Santa Cruz Municipal Utilities (SCMU) pricing mechanism is used to place a monetary value on the amount of water used in order to illustrate the cost of water if living in the City of Santa Cruz; this will prepare students for their future household costs once they move off campus.
What can I do to reduce my apartment’s water consumption?
Who do I talk to if I’m interested in becoming involved?
We appreciate your interest and could use all the help we can get! You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email the organizer directly at email@example.com.