Did you know that on average MMWD produces 25 million gallons of high-quality drinking water per day? That’s enough water to fill a space as long and wide as a basketball court and nearly as tall as the Transamerica Pyramid.
That’s just one fact that MMWD Water Conservation Specialist Craig Lauridsen shared with a group of AP Environmental Science students at Marin Academy during a recent visit to their classroom. Over the course of two months, the students are studying where their water and energy come from and where their sewage and trash go—knowledge that will help them be good stewards of our local environment and the planet.
Craig explained how we rely on our local reservoirs for most of our drinking water supply (75 percent—the rest comes from the Russian River). And he showed the students how to use our Do-It-Yourself Survey to assess their water use at home and find ways to save this precious resource.
Here is what some of the students had to say about Craig’s visit:
I never realized just how much water we use here daily. I love the comparisons and the Transamerica Pyramid example Craig used in his presentation.
I loved that he showed us how to do the water audit. The video of the toilet leak was a highlight for me.
I can’t believe we don’t have any aquifers and depend all on runoff and annual rainfall. We should definitely do whatever possible to protect this fresh water!
I loved learning about how much water you can save by making a few changes at home like showerheads, dishwashers and washing machines. I can’t wait to go home and do my water audit!
Is Craig going to come back and teach again?
Classroom presentations are offered as part of our FREE water education programs for schools in our service area. Learn more on our website.