Water Week - 2015

Water Week May 3rd – 9th, 2015

The City of Grand Forks Kindly Invites You To An Open House.

Where: Well #4/5 – located on the Southeast Corner of Dick Bartlett Park
When: May 7, 2015 @ 12:00 – 3:00pm

Drinking Water Week is from May 3-9, 2015. Please join us for refreshments between 12-3 and get to know where your water comes from, everyone is welcome!

Get involved – visit www.drinkingwaterweek.org/resources for educational resources, kids’ activities, water wise tips, the community water challenge and more.

Water – Every Drop Counts: Help us conserve one of our most valuable resources

Like many communities in southern BC, Grand Forks faces drought and water supply issues during the hot summer months. Conserving water will reduce peak demands and help reduce the cost to maintain and operate the water system.

When it comes to water conservation, every little bit helps. If we all do our part, we can make a huge difference.

Learn more about where your water comes from, where it goes when you’re finished, and what you can do to protect it!

If your habits resemble those of an average Grand Forks resident, you use about 720 litres per day of water—that’s more than 3,000 cups of water every day. That’s also about one-third more than the average British Columbian.

Have you ever wondered where all that water comes from? With May 3rd – 9th, 2015 being Drinking Water Week across BC, we’re hosting an open house at our Well #4/5, located on the Southeast Corner of Dick Bartlett Park. We want to help you save water and use it more efficiently. Join us for a short tour, refreshments and find out where your water comes from.

This is the third year the City of Grand Forks has put on a Water open house and is one of many opportunities in the coming months for residents to learn helpful tips and practical solutions to reducing water use, and maintaining a healthy lawn and garden.

Currently, the City of Grand Forks pumps water to a reservoir located in the east end of Grand Forks. The electricity costs associated with pumping, as well as wear on the pumps would be reduced if water demands could be reduced up to 25 percent.

There are a number of things you can do in the coming weeks to learn more about water conservation, including how to use less at home and still maintain a healthy lawn and garden.

  • •  Get started by making a commitment to save water by taking the Drinking Water Challenge at www.drinkingwaterweek.org/challenge.
  • •  Join us May 7th between noon and 3pm at the well site for the open house located on the Southeast Corner of Dick Bartlett Park.
  • •  Watch your mailbox in June for a newsletter with more information and tips on how you can reduce your water consumption.

Drinking Water Week Downloads

Grand Forks Water Week – May 7, 2015 Invite Poster

Grand Forks Every Drop Counts Brochure – 2015

Water Week – Fun Facts

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