Throughout the months of August and September, the Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road in Mesa, Arizona, will feature a 16-foot tall, 136-gallon water jug pyramid as part of the City’s Water – Use It Wisely campaign. The display represents how much water one person consumes per day in their home.
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 the importance of using water wisely to potentially save money by lowering utility bills.
Typical residential water usage in Mesa ranges from 80 to 180 gallons of water per person per day, including indoor and outdoor use. Water use is broken down in the following categories:
- Consumption – 6 gallons
- Showers and Baths – 16 gallons
- Toilets – 18 gallons
- Household Cleaning – 22 gallons
- Outdoors – 74 gallons
The campaign recently introduced the Home Water Challenge, an educational video that provides water conservation information, tips and helpful links that show how to conserve water in and around your home. Find it on our site by clicking here.
Participants can then input their monthly water use from their utility bill into a worksheet to see how their own water use stacks up to the average.
The water jug pyramid will be on display in Mesa through the month of September. If you miss the Mesa showing … don’t worry. You’ll be able to catch it on tour at the Arizona Science Center during October 2012.
Learn more about the City of Mesa water conservation programs.
Water – Use It Wisely Regional Campaign Partners include the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, Tempe, Avondale, Fountain Hills, Peoria, Surprise, and Queen Creek. Additional partners include EPCOR Water, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, Global Water Resources and Salt River Project.