User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


31° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

DSU Students Conserve Water

January 16, 2014, 9:55 PM by Perry Groten

DSU Students Conserve Water
MADISON, SD -

A damaged well has turned into a campus-wide lesson in water conservation at Dakota State University in Madison. Students have been adjusting to life without water.

Students at Dakota State University are following the old adage, 'when life hands you lemons, make lemonade;' just serve it in a plastic cup when there's a water shortage.

"The only difference is they're putting everything in the garbage instead of being washed, so I think it's fine.  It's working out pretty well," Dakota State University President David Borofsky said.

Dakota State served meals on paper plates instead of dishes. Food service also eliminated coffee from the menu. Bottled water is popular and not just as a refreshing drink. Some students are taking a bath out of a bottle.

"I used this water bottle.  Kind of scrub it a little bit, kind of wash around as much as you can right here, and when I wash my face, I clean here and everywhere.  It's a very useful way to clean since water is kind of contaminated right now," Dakota State University junior Cody Abrahamson said.

Winter hats aren't just for protection from the bad weather.

"I'm wearing a cap because my hair is gross and I'm not able to shower because of the water shortage, so I'm wearing a cap to cover the nastiness," Dakota State University junior Ashley Burtz said.

School administrators decided to hold classes even though there was very little water inside and a lot of snow blowing outside.

"So we really felt that we could minimize any damage that might occur and put some things in place that would protect or students and our employees," Borofsky said.

Dakota State students are awash in resourcefulness in the wake of a water shortage throughout town.

"It's kind of one of those things interesting things that we're going to look back like, 'Hey, remember when we were trapped on campus and had to eat from paper plates?'  It's just kind of one of those funny things," Burtz said.

Dakota State also had hand-sanitizers available in rest rooms since students were urged to cut back on hand washing.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A grammatical error was corrected in this story.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

SD College Denied Nursing Program Accreditation

4/12/2014 1:57 PM

Aberdeen's Presentation College's nursing program has been denied a continuance of its national accreditation.

Full Story
Rejected Bids Won't Cause Major Delay For School

4/13/2014 10:15 AM

Officials in Pierre say the rejection of two bids for a major construction phase of a new elementary school won't have a significant impact in the...

Full Story
SF Schools To Start Before Labor Day

4/14/2014 9:55 PM

The board voted to approve the school calendars for the next three years, all of them including a start date before Labor Day.

Full Story
Common Core Testing In Progress

4/9/2014 10:00 PM

Students are taking the Smarter Balanced test, which is based on the Common Core standards. Districts won't be held accountable for results this y...

Full Story | Watch
USD Med School Expanding Class Size In Fall 2015

4/14/2014 3:14 PM

The University of South Dakota is expanding its medical school class size starting in the fall of 2015.

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED