Slow the Flow: Save H2O Challenge

SUNY New Paltz has made great strides over the years making our campus and community sustainable and now we're embracing wise water use as a daily habit.  SUNY New Paltz is joining the Town and Village of New Paltz to conserve water.

Where does our water come from? The Village of New Paltz provides water to SUNY New Paltz, the Village of New Paltz, and the Town of New Paltz. The majority of the water comes from the Ashokan Reservoir via the Catskill Aqueduct along the Shawangunk Ridge.

Why Now? The Department of Environmental Protection, which manages the Ashokan Reservoir and the Catskill Aqueduct, is shutting down the aqueduct for emergency repairs for 10 days beginning approximately May 15, 2023.  Water is a precious resource; please conserve!

Be a water saver! Conserve!

Water Conservation in Residence Halls

Here are five easy ways to reduce water use:

  • Shower for only 5 minutes
  • Report water leaks and running toilets to your Resident Director
  • Wash full loads of clothes on the "brights"/cold setting
  • Turn off water when brushing teeth or shaving
  • Turn off water when scrubbing dishes