Hundreds of UC Merced students are about to learn just how far they can stretch a drop of water.
“UC Merced Water Battle 2011” begins Saturday, pitting students in the nine Valley Terrace residence halls against each other in a monthlong water conservation competition. The hall that saves the most water per person through Nov. 5 wins a pizza party and $1,000 to donate to local nonprofit organization.
About 565 students live in the Valley Terraces.
“Our challenge is to get students motivated and create awareness,” said Martin Figueroa, a junior biology major and team manager for the Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program at UC Merced.