Students involved in Baker Hall’s environmental residential academic program are working to implement shower timers in dorms, according to CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard.
The students recently submitted a proposal to the university for shower timers.
“There are no plans to put timed showers in Baker Hall,” Hilliard said. “The university is studying the proposal to implement the program for any hall.”
Housing and Dining Services could not be reached for comment.
Brittany Baker, a 19-year-old freshman pre-journalism major, said she thinks students will have mixed feelings about timed showers.
“I think most students will be excited to help make our dorms greener, but I also know that some students take long showers as a way to relax and de-stress,” Baker said.
Tom Harlor, a 19-year-old freshman open-option major, said he does not support the idea of timed showers.
“There are so many students living in the dorms, mostly freshmen, that have to endure a lot of change at college, and I feel like timed showers are taking things too far,” Harlor said.
Baker said that she thinks the shower timers should give students fair warning before shutting off.
“To avoid showers shutting off in the middle of a shampoo rinse, I think it would be better if the showers had reminders,” Baker said.
Harlor suggests an alternate approach to saving water.
“Hanging posters in the bathrooms might inspire students to keep their shower time to a minimum without being so abrupt,” Harlor said.
A decision has yet to be made by the university.
“There is no immediate timeline for the decision to be reached,” Hilliard said.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Kendall Schoemann at Kendall.email@example.com.