April is All About WaterWater Awareness Month

April is Water Awareness Month, a time when we ask you to focus your attention on ideas, tips, resources and events to help you conserve water, and to learn more about Arizona's most precious resource, WATER! We've highlighted some of our favorite information below. Come back each week to test the waters and find new links!

Wyland FoundationNational Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation: Show your support by visiting My Water Pledge, a friendly competition between cities across the U.S. to see who can be the most water-wise. Mesa Mayor and other Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city. Did weWater - Use It Wisely mention prizes? Go to MyWaterPledge.com.  

Celebrate Arizona Water Photo Contest: Water - Use It Wisely invites you to join them in reflecting on the importance and wonder of water in Arizona. Show us your amazing photos celebrating Arizona's natural water for a chance to win a houseboat vacation. The contest will run from April 7 to May 31. Go to WaterUseItWisely.com

See our Press Release  and Promo Card.

WEEK TWO:  WaterSense: Water Efficiency Made Easy

The WaterSense label is a simple way for consumers to identify water-efficient products, new homes, and programs that meet the EPA's criteria for efficiency and performance. WaterSense labeled products use at least 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models. Products include showerheads, toilets, faucets and more. Visit www.epa.gov/watersense for details.

* * * Check back each week in April for new water-saving ideas. * * *

        See WEEK ONE on Xeriscape!



WaterSense Label

Every Drop Counts: This document is a great introduction to the program.  Learn more about WaterSense and products like showerheads, toilets and more that have the label for you to look for when shopping.

Make the Drops to Watts Connection. Did you know that a WaterSense showerhead could save you $70 a year in water and energy savings? Saving water saves energy, but the reverse is also true. Check out this brochure to learn more.

Our Favorite Water Awareness Month Link: Calculate your savings including water, energy and money by installing WaterSense labeled products with this interactive calculator.

Water - Use It Wisely

Our Favorite Water - Use It Wisely Link: Running toilets are only funny when they are mascots. Check out the story and a great photo about the WaterSense sponsored Fix a Leak Week race in Peoria.


The City of Mesa will support localPre rinse spray valve restaurants and businesses (including HOA's) with a free pre-rinse spray valve (for dishwashing operations) and a WaterBroom device (for floor surface and pool deck water-friendly cleanup). Call (480-644-3306) or email us to claim yours while supplies last!

City of Mesa Sustainability Programs 


Wayne Drop


 Kids, Check out my fun links below.

   -Wayne Drop

My Favorite Water - Use It Wisely Link: Test Your WaterSense. Test Your WaterSense with mascot, Flo, and learn about water with this fun and interactive game.

Test Your Water Sense


My Favorite Water Awareness Month Links: Take the student and family pledge to filter out bad water habits. Another favorite, A Day in the Life of a Drop.

Wyland Foundation Logo

Take the Pledge to Save Water! Once you've made your pledge you can request a free gift. Email us and have your parents provide the best address to mail you one of our fun prizes.

Earth Day/Arbor Day Events and Information






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Related Links

US Department of Energy
Energy Star Appliances

Solar Incentives and Regulations

SRP Energy Saving Tips

ASU Sustainability
Maricopa County Green Government

Local First Arizona

Cell Phone Recycling
Earth Day Homepage

Sustainability Dictionary

U.S. Green Building Council

Green Home Guide
Sustainable Living Handbook, A Citizen's Guide to Thoughtful Living

Valley Metro
Mesa Bike Map & Information

Maricopa County Bike Map

Clean Air Make More

Water Use it Wisely
Arizona Municipal Water Users Association

Arizona Department of Water Resources

(Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities)
Urban Runoff
EPA WaterSense
Watering the Sun Corridor
Layperson's Guide to AZ Water

Climate Change
Climate Change Handbook, A Citizen's Guide to Thoughtful Action
FAQ's about Global Warming, EPA