For three weeks, about 670 student residents in the yakʔitʸutʸu dorms had limited access to filtered water at night, so some of them resorted to drinking sink and shower water.
The school is letting 28 percent of its turf — a proposed 13.6 acres in total — go brown in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s new demands that campuses cut their water use by one-fourth.
It’s easy to stay in Cal Poly’s isolated bubble of green lawns and flowering plants. It’s easy to forget we’re in a drought.
While the drought has prevented students from gaining practical experience, it hasn’t stopped students from wanting to learn by doing.
Modifications have been made to resident hall and public restrooms on campus, as well as resident hall shower heads.