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Red Mountain Library hosts Water - Use It Wisely display

November 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm

There's more to check out at the Mesa Red Mountain Library besides books (audiobooks, movies, and more) this month. From now until November 30, the library will feature a 16-foot tall, 120-gallon water jug pyramid display that represents how much water one person consumes each day in their home. The towering display will include water leak detection guides and many other free booklets on how to save water.

"This impressive display illustrates the need for all of us to be more aware of how much water each of us uses on a daily basis," Mesa Water Conservation Coordinator Donna DiFrancesco said. "We hope this urges our customers to be more mindful of how they use water in their household and to learn about the easy ways to reduce their use in order to protect this valuable resource."

Typical residential water usage in Mesa ranges from 90 to 190 gallons of water per person per day, including indoor and outdoor use. Water use is broken down in the following categories:

Consumption - 7 gallons Showers and Baths - 13 gallons Toilets - 14 gallons Household Cleaning - 21 gallons Outdoors - 65 gallons

During the summer, water bills reach their highest due to outdoor use such as landscaping and swimming pools. The City is promoting the value of water in everyday life and raising public awareness about water conservation while underlining the importance of using water wisely. The best part is that the action of reducing water use will not only lower our customers water bills but will also save them money.

The display is part of the Water - Use It Wisely campaign, launched by Mesa in 1999 to promote an ongoing water conservation ethic among Arizona's rapidly growing population. Following Arizona's lead, 20 Valley partners now promote the campaign and hundreds of other cities, states, utilities, and organizations have adopted the Water - Use It Wisely campaign, making it one of the largest conservation educational outreach programs of its kind.

For more information on how to save water, visit www.mesaaz.gov/conservation.

Environmental Management & Sustainability
Contact: Mariano Reyes
Tel. 480-644-5005
mariano.reyes@mesaaz.gov