The Town of Amherst issues mandatory water restrictions during times of drought. Restrictions apply to all residential customers of the Amherst public water system and include the following prohibitions: watering lawns by any method, washing cars or trucks at non-commercial vehicle washes, washing of buildings, sidewalks or patios, filling of swimming pools. For more information on water restrictions visit the town of Amherst's website.

Water Saving Tips

The university asks that students, faculty, and staff use the following tips to help conserve water. #UmassSavesH2O

An ear with a wifi signal plus a water faucet dripping equals a telephone. Resident Halls: call 413-545-0812. Around campus: call F&C Solutions Center at 413-545-6401

If you hear a running toilet or leaky faucet in the Resident Halls call 413-545-0812 or in other locations around campus contact F&C Solutions Center at 413-545-6401 or fill out a service request form for water leaks. 

A faucet leaking water with hands under a dryer and a toothbrush and toothpaste. Turn off the faucet when drying hands and brushing teeth. #UMassSavesH20.

Please turn off the faucet when drying your hands, brushing your teeth, combing your hair, or putting on makeup. Leaving the water on while brushing your teeth can waste a gallon of water. 

A shower head with 12 gallon sized bottles of water coming out of the stream. 5 minutes in the shower = 12 gallons of water. #UMassSavesH20.

Please take shorter showers. If every student living on campus reduced their shower by just one minute, the campus would save 5,416 gallons of water. 

A washing machine with the text "conserve water" written on the drum. A thumbs down above a laundry basket barely filled with clothes. A thumbs up above a laundry basket overflowing with clothes. Wash full loads. #UMassSavesH20.

When doing laundry only wash full loads of laundry with cold water. One load of laundry uses between 15-50 gallons of water. 

Print Your Own Water Savings Signs

Turn Off The Faucet

Take Shorter Showers

Wash Full Loads