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Archive for Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Heat pulls plug on fountain

August 30, 2000

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Call it the Chi Omega dry concrete bowl until further notice.

The Chi Omega Fountain is being turned off along with other fountains on the Kansas University campus as the university reduces water usage to help Lawrence avoid rationing or water rate increases.

Enjoying the Chi Omega Fountain in this 1997 file photo is Charity
Alloway of Conway Springs.

Enjoying the Chi Omega Fountain in this 1997 file photo is Charity Alloway of Conway Springs.

Provost David Shulenburger announced the fountain shutoff to KU administrators in a memo Tuesday afternoon.

Fountains at Murphy Hall, scholarship halls and Continuing Education also were ordered shut down by Shulenburger.

Other actions ordered by the memo include shutting down various lawn sprinklers around the campus, vigorous reporting of leaks and asking residents of campus housing to turn the water off while shampooing their hair and brushing their teeth.

And Facilities Operations trucks and other university vehicles will go unwashed.

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