Celebrate Water Week, May 7-13, 2017
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!
All posters will be displayed at City Hall from May 12 to 31 and winners will be displayed at the Arcata Farmers Market during Water Week on Saturday, May 13. Prizes will be award to the first, second and third place winners in the Pre-K to Kindergarten, 1st through 3rd Grade, 4th through 6th Grade, and 7th through 12th Grade Divisions.
Check Us Out During Water Week
Visit us at the Arcata Farmers Market on Saturday, May 13, as we culminate Water Week with fun activities for kids and lots of useful information. Complete a passport activity, play water related games and win prizes! Learn lots about a variety of water topics.
Visit us at Humboldt Green's Cannifest event on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Redwood Acres in Eureka! We will be tabling to hand out passports and poster contest entry forms for water week, and will have fun games and raffles available.
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!
Is water part of your curriculum? The Environmental Services Department's Tracy Watkins is available to give a 10-minute classroom presentation on Water Stewardship to your class during the last week of April and the first two weeks of May. Call or email Tracy to schedule a presentation about 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!