University Students Connect Campus Water Conservation with Global Water Crisis

DALLAS - April 19, 2016 - PRLog -- Students from Texas A&M University and Tarleton University will have the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua to participate in drilling a clean water well, thanks to a new scholarship program provided by campus sustainability partners, SSC Services for Education and Weathermatic. In an effort to promote student awareness of their campuses' water conservation programs, the companies are offering a full trip scholarship to one student from each university who demonstrates passion and ideas for solving the world water crisis through conservation on campus and abroad. The trip will give scholarship students an opportunity to develop links between their academic area of study and real-world experience while serving in the poorest country in Central America. The trip experience will include:

Interacting with village members while serving on either a well-drilling team or a hygiene education team

Experience in community building, collaborative projects, and social engagement

Insights into nonprofit operations in a global environment

Students will travel to Nicaragua with team members from Weathermatic and SSC through Weathermatic's Save Water | Give Life program. Since 2013, Save Water | Give Life has provided clean water wells for thousands of the world's thirsty by donating one gallon of safe drinking water for every gallon of landscape irrigation water saved on U.S. customers' commercial properties. Texas A&M University and Tarleton University have both initiated campus-wide landscape water conservation programs, funded in partnership by the Wells Fargo Foundation, that incorporate upgrading the campus irrigation timers to a cloud-based irrigation control system with weather-based scheduling. The upgrades are expected to save an estimated 100,000,000 gallons of water every year.

The campus sustainability partners responsible for the scholarship are custodial, grounds, and maintenance service provider, SSC, and irrigation system manufacturer, Weathermatic. A trusted outsourcing provider, SSC has managed the facilities for all 11 universities within the TAMU system since 2013. The company is heavily focused on making client facilities more efficient, healthier, environmentally friendly, and cost effective. Sharing this sustainability focus, Weathermatic utilizes cutting-edge smart irrigation technology to minimize water waste, increase water and energy efficiency, and improve landscape health, all while lowering utility bills.

The scholarships will be funded by SSC Services for Education while Weathermatic will fund the water well initiative and facilitate the trip experience. Scholarship applications are due by April 30 and travel will take place October 16-22, 2016. Learn more at


Weathermatic is the leading provider of water-conserving technology and services. Their products have been installed in more than 85 countries and on high profile properties like the U.S. Capitol Building and Buckingham Palace. Using proven irrigation science and market leading technology, their solutions help maximize landscape beauty while saving billions of gallons of water. Weathermatic also provides water-saving Sustainability Services for commercial properties that can save 20-70% in landscape water through smart irrigation technology implementation, monitoring, inspections and reporting. Learn more at (

Brodie Bruner
Tags:Scholarship, Water Efficiency, Irrigation Technology
Location:Dallas - Texas - United States
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