Drury Water Savers Project completed in 2009 MSU Water Savers Project completed in 2011
Drury University, City Utilities of Springfield, and the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks have teamed up for a multi-step water conservation initiative on the Drury Campus. Through grant funding, the Watershed Committee purchased a large quantity of water conserving devices like sink aerators, low flow showerheads, leak detecting tablets and shower timers. Over the summer, in 2009, 600 showerheads and sink aerators were installed in buildings on Drury campus and 600 shower timers and leak detecting tablets were dispersed to students. Drury also sponsored the Watershed Committee to host a booth at the new student involvement fair on August 24, 2009.
In 2011, the Missouri State University (MSU), City Utilities (CU) and the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO) teamed up to encourage water conservation on the MSU campus. WCO volunteer and MSU student, Erin Murray, helped the WCO continue the Water Savers project on the MSU campus. Residence Halls on campus including Kentwood Hall, Hammons House, Hutchens House, Woods House, Blair-Shannon House, Freudenberger House and Wells House were retrofitted with sink aerators and low flow shower heads and students were given shower timers. Our estimation is the project should save over 2 million gallons of water a year.