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File #: 15-182    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Proclamations and Awards Status: Award, Proclamation or Other Delivered
File created: 2/26/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: PROCLAIM APRIL 2015 AS WATER AWARENESS MONTH Staff Contact: Craig Johnson, P.E., Director, Water Services Accepted by: Ms. Isys Leon, Melvin E. Sine School Accepted by: Ms. Julia Philbrick, Kachina Elementary School Accepted by: Ms. Anne Stahley, City of Glendale Water Conservation Specialist end Purpose and Recommended Action
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PROCLAIM APRIL 2015 AS WATER AWARENESS MONTH
Staff Contact: Craig Johnson, P.E., Director, Water Services
Accepted by: Ms. Isys Leon, Melvin E. Sine School
Accepted by: Ms. Julia Philbrick, Kachina Elementary School
Accepted by: Ms. Anne Stahley, City of Glendale Water Conservation Specialist end
Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for City Council to proclaim April, 2015 as Water Awareness Month. This proclamation will be accepted by Ms. Isys Leon, a third, fourth, and fifth grade teacher at Melvin E. Sine School; Ms. Julia Philbrick, a fourth grade teacher at Kachina Elementary School; and Ms. Anne Stahley, City of Glendale Water Conservation Specialist, who are active participants of the city's "Water Watchers" program. Managed by the office of Conservation and Sustainable Living in the Water Services Department, this STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program provides free curriculum, resource materials, and in-class presentations to Glendale area schools...body
Background

April is Water Awareness Month in Arizona, a time to raise awareness on the importance of wise water use in our arid climate. The first Water Awareness Month was proclaimed in April 2008 to recognize water as one of Arizona's most vital and precious resources. The purpose of Water Awareness Month is to encourage water conservation as a lifestyle through community education, action, and celebration.

The Arizona Department of Water Resources is partnering with Arizona cities and other water providers to promote water awareness, conservation, and efficiency. At the center of the initiative is an interactive website (see http://www.waterawarenessmonth.com/) serving as a portal for water-saving tips, classes, and events.

The Glendale Water Services Department is offering a variety of programs to promote Water Awareness Month including a free class on April 1, Harvest Rainwater for Happy Plants, at the Glendale Ma...

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