Q: The water that comes out of the faucet in my residence hall is bubbly. What’s wrong with it?

A: There is nothing wrong with the water coming out of the faucet.  The bubbles are a a result of an aerator that spreads the water stream into many different droplets, rather than a continuous flow. This helps conserve water.

 Facilities and Campus Services has been working on increasing water conservation in the residence halls and in other buildings across campus. All of the shower heads have been retrofitted to dispense 1.5 gallons per minute. Other retrofits in residence halls and other buildings include 1/8 gallon per flush urinals, dual flush toilets, and 1/2 gallon per minute faucets. In the buildings where the retrofits have been made, the university has realized a greater than 25% reduction in overall water consumption.