Community Water Conservation

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Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources

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In Casa Grande, Arizona, we’re partnering with Project WET, a leader in worldwide water education, to teach children about water conservation and create a regionwide water conservation ethic.

Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources

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Our scientists volunteer to teach the mechanics and economics of water conservation in Casa Grande public schools. We start by showing students how to figure out how much water their families use while doing dishes or the laundry.

Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources

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The children record the totals, then install aerators on the classroom faucets. With the aerators in place, students measure their water usage again. The savings are impressive!

Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources

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At home, Casa Grande kids share their discoveries about water conservation with their parents and encourage them to install aerators on every faucet.

Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources

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Abbott, the Abbott Fund and Project WET equip the students with everything they need to measure water usage accurately, both inside the home and out in the field. Here, the students travel outside to continue their research.

Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources

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How much water does it take to maintain a football field in the desert? The students measure the output of the field’s water sprinklers, then discuss methods for lowering water usage.

Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources

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All of the excess water collected from classroom and field experiments is used to irrigate thirsty plants.

Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources

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Teaching young people to conserve water has proved to be a powerful force in Casa Grande. So far, our efforts have yielded savings of more than 4.2 million gallons of water.

Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources

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For more information on Project WET, please click here.
Results Source: Project WET
Results to Date

05/21/2012

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