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City Conservation Activities (5/31/16)
2016
2015
2014
2013
High Efficiency Toilet Rebates Issued
80
191
139
145
High Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebates Issued
62
231
384
487
Rain Barrel Rebates Issued
30
61
N/A
N/A
Free Sprinkler Nozzles 25 560 N/A N/A
Lawn Be Gone [Square Ft. grass removed]
10,848
38,073
30,222
2,590
Conservation Kits and Fixture Giveaways
102
776
45
10
Outreach & Education Events
16
53
8
8
Drought Related Resident Requests Fulfilled
440
896
22
N/A
Water Audits Performed
0
13
18
26
School Education (students reached)
2,266
8,032
N/A
N/A

 Congratulations to Redwood City's Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest winners! 

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Our Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest is the centerpiece of the School education program, designed to promote water conservation awareness among Redwood City students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Our newest poster contest winners were recognized at the first City Council meeting of 2016, on Monday, January 11th.  Click here to view the winning posters, and they are on display at City Hall during the month of January.

The focus of this year's poster contest is our Water Footprint. The goal was to give the students a better understanding of the indirect uses of the water they use every day. Most students understand direct uses of water for drinking, bathing, cooking, and washing. However, even more water is used for growing our food, making our clothing, cars, and computers, and providing our energy. You may not drink, feel, or see this virtual water, but it actually makes up the majority of your water footprint.

The sustainable use of fresh water is a critical foundation for healthy lives and a healthy planet. As our consumer society grows and pressure on our limited water supply mounts, we need to rethink and ultimately transform the ways in which we use and manage water. 

Visit watercalculator.org to calculate your water footprint.

The amount of water it takes in gallons to produce the following:

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1 loaf of bread = 288

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1 pound of chicken = 468

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1 pound of cheese = 382

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1 pound of chocolate = 3,170

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1 pound of beef = 1,800

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1 pound of lettuce = 30

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1 pound of potatoes = 119

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1 dozen eggs = 636

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1 Margherita pizza = 333

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Plastic water bottle = 2 times

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1 gallon of milk = 880

the amount of water in the bottle

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1 pound of rice = 449

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Driving 1 mile = 0.75

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1 tomato = 13

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1 pair of jeans = 2,113

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1 banana = 42

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1 cotton shirt = 660

25% of fresh water is lost to food waste.

Save Our Water

Visit SaveOurWater.com to find out how everyone can do their part!