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Grounds Services Aims to Water Responsibly

@Sandwich text (new):Grounds Services Aims To Water Responsibly

Regarding the column by Erik S. Balsley '96 ["Sprinkler System Inefficiently Spritzes Institute's Sidewalks," July 23]: We at the Grounds Services department in Physical Plant are very well aware of and concerned about the seriousness of the water shortage in our area.

We are also fighting an uphill battle because of this shortage. A lot of our labor in the last several weeks has been dedicated to keeping alive the thousand-plus trees and shrubs and acres of lawns we are responsible for.

Perhaps we have become overzealous at times with this task. We apologize for any inconvenience we have caused the MIT community and for any wastefulness. We have taken measures to correct the problem and are confident that it will not happen again.

If you find that you have problems in the future, or if you have any concerns about irrigation or any other grounds-related problems, you can feel free to send e-mail to

Kenneth Brammer

John Butts

Norman Magnuson

Grounds Services Coaches