Students and Teachers

Water Conservation: A Life-long Stewardship Commitment

Water conservation is important for us, our environment and for future generations. Because our region receives more rain in the fall, winter and spring, extra care needs to be taken in summer and early fall to ensure that there is an adequate supply for sustaining the people, habitats, fish and wildlife that live here.

The Cedar and Tolt River Watersheds in the Cascade Mountains provide much of the water we use. Each year, water from melting snow and rain is carefully managed so that wildlife and people have what they need. During extremely dry years, this is very challenging.

Regional population growth without conservation will increase water demand and place strains on available limited supplies. Conservation has proven to be very successful in reducing this potential problem and concerted efforts to adopt life-long water saving behaviors will contribute to a plentiful supply.

By taking advantage of the many available resources on this site, you can be part of the solution. Thank you for all you do to save water!

Activities

Check out these fun activities to download, print, fill out and even color.

Be WaterSmart! Poster (pdf) - Pick up some tips on saving water from kids like you who teach Gurgle the dinosaur how to save water.

Home Water Use (pdf) - How much water does your house use every day? Record your water use habits, survey the number of appliances that use water, and collect tips on saving water.

Bathroom Basics (pdf) - Which room uses the most water in your house? Record your water use habits, survey the number of appliances that use water, and collect tips on saving water.

Water Leaks Are Water Sneaks (pdf) - Ever wonder how much water a dripping faucet is really wasting? With this activity, you’ll find out and you don’t have to stay up all night counting each drop.

What do you Know About H2O? (pdf) - How much do you know about where our water comes from, how water is used, and how to save water. Find out with this quiz!

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water cycle slide show

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household water use slide show