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USC Students Concerned School is Wasting Too Much Water

Students speak on what USC can do to make a difference. 

Amidst the water drought in Los Angeles, schools are trying to think outside the box to find ways to conserve water. 

At the University of Southern California, some students feel that the school is wasting water. One student, Michael Chiang, thinks the school's fountains are prime examples of such waste. "I know that USC is trying to conserve water, but then again you see all these fountains that are still running and there's a lot of water that's being run off," said Chiang. 

The General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California noted in a press conference that many of the issues surrounding an inability to make progression on water conservation stem from the varying rules and regulations throughout the many cities in the region. He stated, "There's still this issue of local control, so there isn't one blanket state water order pushed down everywhere."

While the Southern California region is busy with its own campaign to promote healthy water usage, students at USC are looking at their own school to make a difference. 

Student Oscar Abrina believes the school could do a better job of managing water usage in dorms. Abrina finds it strange that there is no mandated maximum amount of water that students in dorms can use. 

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