Every Drop Counts Video
The demand management program considers all conservation existing resources provided by with the City of Coolidge and Arizona Water Company. These resources include city code for desert adapted plants, plumbing standard for new homes, high water use notifications, community event attendance and more. It will bring about two new efforts to help secure Coolidge’s water future: the Every Drop Counts public outreach campaign, and a partnership with Arizona Project WET to teach elementary school kids about water conservation. The goal of the Every Drop Counts campaign is to provide a hub on Facebook where residents and commercial water users can learn about where their water comes from in Coolidge, be inspired by conservation success stories throughout their neighborhood, and every month discover new ways to conserve water that they can adopt in their day-to-day lives. Through a passion of Mayor Jon Thompson, for the first time, local organization Arizona Project WET will be retained to help elementary schools in Coolidge teach our youngest residents about water in the desert and why conservation is important.
We hope that these two efforts, along with many more, will help everyone in the community, from our youngest to our oldest, know that in Coolidge, Every Drop Counts for a Stronger Tomorrow.
View some of our water tips!
Water Tip #1
Don’t water too frequently or you can risk suffocating your plants in water. Leave some time in between watering to let the soil dry out a bit.
Water Tip #2
You can’t always hear a toilet leak. Check your toilets twice a year for leaks and get them fixed quickly.
Water Tip #3
Notice that your utility bill is higher than it usually is? Contact your local AWC office and see how they can help you understand if your use is normal, or if something else is going on.
Water Tip #4
When adding a plant to your landscaping, make the hole for the plant twice as wide but only as deep as the roots currently are. Putting a plant too deep into the ground can cause it to fail!
Water Tip #5
While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.
Water Tip #6
Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you can save up to 150 gallons per month!
Water Tip #7
If your toilet was installed before 1992, upgrading your toilet to a 1.28 gallon per flush toilet or less can reduce the amount of water used for each flush.
Water Tip #8
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute.
Water Tip #9
New plants need a little more water than normal in the first few growing seasons to help get them established, but after about two years, a plant is considered mature and can be weaned off of frequent watering! Make sure you don’t over water your desert-native plants.
Water Tip #10
One drip every second adds up to five gallons per day! Check your faucets and showerheads for leaks frequently.