In an effort to conserve water in Montecito, Westmont College held a friendly competition between the residence halls to see who could save the most water.

Westmont installed new shower timers in each stall and hung water conservation tips around bathrooms to educate students. Some student cut back showers and the amount of times they would flush the toilets. A monitor was kept in the Dining Commons to help keep a running total of the amount of water saved.

Armington Hall was the winner cutting the their water consumption by more than a third. Page Hall is a few percentage points behind. As a whole, Westmont saved more than 228,000 gallons of water since students returned from spring break on March 17.

Members of Armington Hall will receive an ice cream social celebration on Monday for winning the competition.