World Water Day Display in MUB
Today, (March 22) is World Water Day, with this year’s theme being “Wastewater.” Since Monday, visitors to Michigan Tech’s Memorial Union Building, have gotten an up close and personal look at their daily usage of water, illustrated by a display featuring 90 one-gallon water jugs.
The display is the work of Caryn Murray, an environmental engineering major from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Murray’s display has dozens of gallon jugs with colored caps corresponding with everyday water-related activities such as flushing a toilet, brushing teeth, washing dishes, etc.
Each activity features signs with tips on ways individuals can reduce their water consumption and possibly save money on water and sewer bills.
Murray says she was approached by Elizabeth Hoy of the Great Lakes Research Center to “take charge” of a display for World Water Day. “She (Hoy) envisioned creating some kind of display that would get people excited about the seminars and such that Tech puts on for the week,” Murray says. “As an environmental engineering major, wastewater is a common topic I’ve talked about and studied both in and out of classes.”
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