October 26, 2007 – With Georgia facing its worst drought in recorded history, Governor Sonny Perdue has issued an Executive Order to all state agencies, imploring them to curb their water usage.
In response to this Order, Columbus Technical College and the other schools in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) have formulated plans to conserve water and reduce non-essential water use. The goal of TCSG and the 34 colleges in the system is to cut back water consumption by 10-15 percent.
Effective Wednesday, October 31st, Columbus Technical College will disable all water fountains in the school and will also take the water towers serving two buildings off line. Students, faculty and staff in those affected buildings will still have access to restrooms, etc. the water towers mentioned are used strictly for air-conditioning.
The actions being taken by Columbus Technical College will be carefully monitored to ensure there is a 10-15 percent reduction in water usage. If that goal is not met, other actions will be taken to further conserve this precious resource.