Genes said energy conservation contests in college dormitories have been around for a while, but water conservation contests are coming up in the world. “Dormitory competitions about water are becoming more popular and more common,” he said.

UC Merced hopes to have a campuswide water-saving competition next year. The university uses about 64 million gallons of water every year.

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