Innovative Website: What’s Your Water Footprint?

ROWLAND HEIGHTS – Rowland Water District has launched an exciting, innovative website focused on providing customers with user-friendly information and resources related to water conservation. Interested consumers can visit to find the tools they need to monitor their ‘water footprint’ and most importantly, how to immediately change their water use behaviors. The launch of the online platform is just one component of a larger educational campaign that includes conservation-related … [more…]

Teaching Kids about Water Conservation & the Water Cycle

poster art: Teaching Kids about Water Conservation & the Water Cycle

Activities & books about that teach our children about water conservation and the water cycle!

March 22nd is World Water Day.

It’s a day for all of us to remember that water is an important resource in our life and clean water is a limited resource for many around the world.

Everyone can make a difference in preserving this natural resource, even the youngest among us!

In fact, our kids … [more…]

Dozens of shopping carts, trash removed by Kiwanis from Salinas River in Paso Robles

Dozens of shopping carts, trash removed by Kiwanis from Salinas River in Paso Robles

Photo: Volunteer holds up security camera found along river bank.

Among the dumpsters full of garbage collected by a team of volunteers on the Kiwanis One Day project in Paso Robles were over 30 shopping carts discarded along the Salinas River.

Over the course of four hours Saturday morning, a team of about 75 people collected garbage and worked on repairing the weathered wooden fence that lines the Riverwalk.

“Bike … [more…]

Kids Risk Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water in Schools

photo: lead in public schools drinking fountains

Children across the U.S. acquire and education through public school — they also receive lead exposure, according to new research.

At least 22 states failed to protect students from water contamination, according to a study conducted by the Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

Worse, only two of the 32 tested states received a B rating. Not one state made an A. Schools in states … [more…]

Nashville uses storm drains adoption to fight localized flooding

photo: water cascading into storm drains - Nashville flooding abatement program

NASHVILLE, Tenn, — Metro Nashville has a new way to prevent neighborhood flooding, like middle Tennessee has seen all-too-often this spring. The program calls for more than 40,000 volunteers to adopt storm drains around the Nashville area. "You’ll see leaves, yard clippings, any type of debris, a lot of litter, Styrofoam cups, trash bags, and all that sitting on top of a storm drain can prevent the water from getting