September 26, 2016
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
In August, I informed you of the severe drought our area is experiencing and the need to reduce our water consumption as a result. I write to provide you with an update on the situation and the impact our collective conservation measures are having. The bottom line is that our efforts have helped. The Town of Amherst’s municipal water system—from which the College obtains its water—is currently able to meet demand. However, to ensure that the system continues to work, we will have to keep our water use to a minimum for the foreseeable future.