What You Can Do

Stay Informed

Keep track of the Triangle region’s current drought status and view North Carolina water resources with these websites:

Report Leaks

Report leaks, dripping faucets and running toilets. A dripping faucet wastes more than 600 gallons a year and a running toilet wastes more than 131,000 gallons.

Contact Numbers

University Buildings   684-2122
Residence Halls (East)   684-5320
Residence Halls (West)   684-5486
Residence Halls (Central)   684-5813
Medical Center   684-3232

Report suspected water waste to Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 or the Durham Department of Water Management at (919) 560-4381. Messages may be left after-hours at both of these phone numbers.

Change Your Habits

This list of 100 Ways to Conserve Water covers everything from shower length to washing clothes and landscaping your home.

Treehugger’s water conservation webpage has regularly updated resources and articles that can help you save water every day.

Several of the monthly Green Devil Challenges have focused on water conservation.  Make a pledge to take action with the challenges from August 2010 and August 2011.