Mesa celebrates Water Awareness Month
By: Kevin Christopher
04/3/14 9:28 AM
April 3, 2014
Public Information and Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Mesa, AZ – The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation. The City of Mesa is partnering with the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association and other water providers throughout the state in celebrating April as Water Awareness Month. The City is also participating in the National Mayor’s Challenge as part of the celebration.
Beginning April 7, the City will have a series of weekly topics to promote Water Awareness Month. The topics are:
- Week 1: Xeriscape: Landscape Design with Water in Mind
- Week 2: WaterSense: Water Efficiency Made Easy
- Week 3: Find and Fix Leaks that are Draining your Budget
- Week 4: Water Quality: Rainwater Harvesting and Draining Your Pool
Along with a weekly feature on our website, there will be water conservation displays at the City of Mesa’s customer service centers at 55 N. Center St. and 6935 E. Decatur St. The displays will include free booklets, leak detection kits and more items depending on the weekly theme. The City’s Environmental Sustainability Division will be providing water saving devices to restaurants and motels while supplies last.
Water Awareness Month was established in April 2008, with the intention of creating a culture of conservation and reducing the impact of drought on Arizona’s natural resources, economy, and quality of life.
As part of Water Awareness Month, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith is encouraging residents to participate in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The National Mayor’s Challenge is a friendly competition between cities across the U.S. to see who can be the most water-wise. Mayor Smith and other mayors are challenging their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their cities. The challenge offers a chance to win hundreds or prizes, including a Toyota Prius. To participate, visit www.mywaterpledge.com.
The National Mayor’s Challenge is sponsored by the Wyland Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland, The foundation is actively engaged in teaching millions of students across the country about our ocean, rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands.
For more information about Mesa’s participation in Water Awareness Month and the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, visit www.mesaaz.gov/conservation and click on the “Jump In” link.
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