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Future Water Conservationists

Mountainside Middle School StudentsOn Dec 9, 2011, Scottsdale's Water Conservation staff was treated to some incredible performances. They were invited to hear presentations on water audits from Mrs. Marsh’s 6th grade science class at Mountainside Middle School.

Over 140 students participated in a home and school water audit experiment. Students, with the help of a parent or teacher, swapped out aerators on their faucets at home and school with low-flow aerators.

Student showing an aeratorThey took measurements before and after to calculate the savings and the results were amazing (pdf/369kb/1p). Over 200,000 gallons of water a year are saved by using low-flow aerators!

The students were also required to give examples of other ways to save water including turning off the water when brushing your teeth, only running your dishwasher or washing machine with full loads and checking outside for water leaks on a regular basis.

Besides learning about water conservation, the students also practiced their math and public speaking skills to prepare for their presentations.

A big thank you to Arizona Project WET – Water Education for Teachers and the students for all their amazing work!