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Time to be More Aware of Conserving Water!
Summer months are just ahead of us and consumers use more water for outdoor plants and lawns as the weather warms up. The California Department of Water Resources recently reported that the California snowpack measurement is less than normal and may result in water cutbacks to farms and other entities. Californians need to be aware of how much water they use this summer to help save our water now! That means paying attention to your outdoor watering practices and doing simple things like using a broom to clean driveways and patios instead of a hose. If you absolutely have to use a hose, make sure it has an automatic shutoff nozzle. For more conservation tips, click on the link "Water Tips".
May is Water Awareness Month!
Since 1989, California water agencies celebrate May as Water Awareness Month with special events for their customers. May is the month when the weather starts to warm up and consumers need to be reminded to practice wise water conservation both inside and outside the home. There are a myriad number of Web sites, including ours, which consumers can visit to find out how to conserve - just cruise the internet!
Nice Save! public education campaign
The Nice Save! public education campaign shows consumers the many ways to conserve water and congratulates them on their water saving efforts. All components of the campaign are available to water agencies and ready to use now! Click on the link to see all the available components of the campaign. To see a list of thrifty plants for California, click here to go to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's drought tolerant plant list.
Animated Education Video Now Available!
An educational water conservation video for elementary school students featuring Freddie the fire hydrant and April the poppy is available from the CWAC. Follow these two animated characters as they tell you about California's water and show you smart ways to do your part and conserve. The video is available to CWAC members for $5 each and $10 each for non-members. You may call or email the CWAC office to order copies at 916-444-2584 or cwac@wateraware. org.
The CWAC has inventory of past materials which it can no longer use but may be useful for teachers. We have posters, refrigerator magnets, pins and other items we can send you free! All items have old CWAC logos and slogans on them but are great giveaways for your classrooms and special activities. Contact the CWAC for more information or to request any of these items.