Celebrate Water Week, May 1-7, 2016

Mission Statement

Water Week is a time to celebrate the wise use of water. Clean, safe drinking water is a finite resource that should be protected and used wisely for the benefit of generations to come. By educating and bringing awareness to wise water use today, we help to ensure that the resource remains plentiful. The City of Arcata's Environmental Services Department serves a key role in treating and distributing our drinking water, and would like to call upon all Arcata citizens to work together to protect our source waters, practice water conservation, and get involved in local water issues. Please join the City of Arcata as we celebrate the wise use of water!

Deadline Extended to Tuesday, May 3!

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Water Week Table at Arcata Famers Market

On Saturday, May 7, we will culminate this event with a table at the Arcata Farmers Market. Please come visit us! There will be a scavenger hunt, water related games and prizes, a native drought tolerant plant display, lots of great information about a variety of water topics, demonstrations, kids activities, and a display of the poster contest winners.

Classroom Presentations

Have the Environmental Services Department's Tracy Watkins  give a 10-minute classroom presentation on Water Stewardship to your class during the last 2 weeks of April and the first week of May. Call or email Tracy to schedule a presentation about water.

Water Quality



Have you ever wondered what’s in our drinking water, where our local drinking water comes from, or what local water agencies are doing to ensure that this valuable resource remains plentiful in our community? We have answers!
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Contact Us

  1. Water Week

    Environmental Services Department
    Streets & Utilities Division

    Tracy Watkins
    twatkins@cityofarcata.org

    Phone: 707-825-2167
    Fax: 707-825-2158

    Hours
    (Excluding Holidays)
    Monday - Thursday
    8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

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Saving Water



On average, each person living in Arcata uses around 50 gallons of water per day.  WeCalc, a free home water and energy calculator, helps you quantify water and energy consumption in your home and gives valuable information on how to reduce your water and energy use.  After you enter your information, WeCalc calculates your daily household water usage.  

How does your household compare?  Divide your Household Water Use by the number of people in your household. This number is the amount of water each person in your household uses per day. Congratulations to those who use less than 50 gallons per day!  If your daily water use higher than average and you want to reduce your daily water use visit saveourwater.org for easy, cost effective wise water use tips. We challenge you to make a few wise water changes and try the water calculator again. Set a water use goal and keep trying until you reach your goal!