April is Water Awareness Month
Did you know that less than 3 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh?
Of that, 60 percent is trapped in glaciers, 10 percent is found in surface waters, and 30 percent is found in groundwater. Of all the freshwater we take out of rivers, lakes and the ground only 8 percent is pumped to cities and homes for drinking, washing and watering; the rest is used for agriculture and industry.
April is Water Awareness Month in Arizona.
This year’s theme, “Plants Don’t Waste Water, People Do,” reminds us all about the importance of using water efficiently outdoors.
Spring is the perfect time to begin planning for ways to reduce your outdoor watering needs, such as setting up a rainwater harvesting system, or incorporating low- or no-water landscaping.
As part of Flagstaff Earth Day 2010 celebrations, Brad Lancaster, rainwater and greywater harvesting specialist, will be coming to Flagstaff to speak about this precious resource.
The free lecture will be held at the High Country Conference Center Friday at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/earthday