By Karina Mazhukhina | Aug 7, 2015

With a new water conservation system put into place, Mercer Court is revolutionizing the way students do laundry.

HFS uses a cistern, a tank used to catch and store rainwater for the purpose of delivering laundry services to more than 1,300 students living in the apartment complex. JR Fulton, HFS's capital planning and sustainability manager, says that about 90 to 95 percent of water used in the washing machine is coming from the cistern.

The video above has more details on the system, one of several sustainability features in the residence halls.

"We’re always very careful about how we spend students' money," Fulton says. "We look forward to possibly doing this again."