Water Awareness Month

wam banner.pngAs part of Arizona’s Water Awareness Month this past April, we organized free events to engage, educate, and inspire community members to be more water conscious. Because we live in a high desert, it is crucial to understand the importance of practicing mindful water use. Established by Executive Order in 2008, Water Awareness Month is a call to become more aware of our habits and determine where we can reasonably reduce their water use.

April 2017 - Water Awareness Month & National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

As one of our initiatives, Mayor Coral Evans joined mayors across the country in challenging their residents to conserve water, energy, and other natural resources on behalf of their city. Flagstaff won our population category! (30,000-99,99) and you can join in the celebration as Wyland Foundation pulls names for the Toyota Prius and other prizes!

Please join us! Tuesday June 13th 2017 at 12:30 PM at Flagstaff City Hall

Even though we have already won, you can still pledge online to take part in the annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. 

Videos promoting the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

2017 Water Awareness Month Events in and around Flagstaff

April 1–2: Water Conservation Program kiosk at the Flagstaff Mall promoting the Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge and Water Awareness Month events and activities.

April 7: Water Awareness Month Kickoff at City Hall for First Friday Art Walk starting at 5 pm. This will launch the Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge including an art showcase featuring local artists, and Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan speaking about water topics important to the Flagstaff City Council as well as several water awareness short film screenings. 

April 15: Public tour of the Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Plant (RSVP required) and a Flagstaff Urban Trail EcoWalk. The Rio tour features the treatment processes and equipment plus organization representatives will be on-site to provide information about the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, wetlands and wildlife areas. Call (928) 213-2116 or click here to RSVP for the Rio de Flag Reclamation Plant tour.

Arizona WAM

April 21: Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Warner’s Nursery, 4pm-5pm.

April 22: Earth Day at Heritage Square, 11am to 2pm. Visit the Water Conservation Program booth encouraging residents to take an online pledge for the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and learn about water production, treatment and conservation in the City of Flagstaff.

April 29–30: Water Conservation Program kiosk at the Flagstaff Mall promoting the Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge and Water Awareness Month events and activities.