Water is our most important natural resource, vital to sustaining human health, food production, economic development, social justice, and global security. Although water is our largest resource, it is also a finite one. Only 3% of all the water on earth is fresh water, and only about one-third of that is available for human use; the remaining two-thirds is frozen in glaciers or too far beneath the earth’s surface to access.¹ Consumers, businesses, and institutions all need to play a critical role in conserving water and protecting it from pollution.
Massasoit is doing its part to reduce its water use. In 2009, the college undertook a comprehensive energy and water conservation project to save energy, resources, and costs. By installing low-flow fixtures, Massasoit has been able to save close to 1.5 million gallons of water a year.
You can do your part, too: 100+ Ways to Conserve Water
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