|County marks May as Water Awareness Month
The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) marks May as Water Awareness Month by conducting its annual Water Awareness Poster Contest, sponsoring the Russian River Watershed Association’s Student Video Contest and participating in both regional and statewide water use efficiency public outreach efforts.
Since 1989, May has been declared Water Awareness Month in California and is the time when water use, especially outdoor use, begins to increase.
“The Water Agency has great information and programs to help everyone save water and money. Given the dry winter and spring conditions our region has experienced this year we are encouraging the community to use water wisely this summer.” said David Rabbitt, chairman of the Water Agency’s Board of Directors and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. “May is a perfect time of the year to inspect outdoor irrigations systems for leaks and take advantage of water use efficiency rebate programs made available through local water utilities.”
The topic for this year’s Water Awareness Poster Contest, which is conducted in 3rd and 4th grade classes within the Water Agency’s service area, is “Don’t Delay – Save Water Today!”
Submitted posters may be viewed during the month of May at the Water Agency’s Administration Building, located at 404 Aviation Blvd in Santa Rosa. Some of the posters will be used as featured artwork in the Water Agency’s 2014 Water Education Program calendar.