The Department of Water Resources (DWR) urges Californians to observe “Water Awareness Month” in May.
“Water is a vital necessity for California’s people, wildlife, ecosystems and economy,” stated DWR Director Mark Cowin.
Water Awareness Month originated as a joint effort of DWR and the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) during California’s 1987-1992 drought to educate the public about water use efficiency and conservation.
Today, ACWA and DWR sponsor the “Save Our Water” campaign, a continuing effort to promote water use efficiency. Created by a 2009 gubernatorial drought declaration, the program educates Californians about easy ways to conserve water, indoors and outdoors. Conservation tips can be found on the campaigns Website at www.saveourh20.