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Wise Water Use Campaign

Wise Water Use Landscaping and Watering Guide

The Washington D.C. area is a growing community and home to our nation’s capital whose primary source of drinking water is the Potomac River, a reliable and resilient resource.

Fortunately the last few years have been a sharp contrast to the droughts experienced in 2002 and 1999. These extreme differences reinforce the need for a year round wise water use campaign in our region. The MWCOG in cooperation with local water utilities adopted the national “Water, Use it Wisely” program to demonstrate simple wise water use practices. There are 100 water saving tips that are easy to incorporate into daily practices, from turning the water off while brushing your teeth, to properly adjusting your landscape planning throughout the year. With awareness and a little effort we can all find ways to use water wisely!

Together we can preserve and protect regional water resources!

Wise Water Use Events

City of Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival
Wayne the Waterdrop was in Falls Church City's 27th Annual Memorial Day Festival and Parade. This annual event attracts about 15,000 people with good food, activities for the entire family, and the day-long event is capped off with a fantastic parade. Visitors to the Falls Church City Information Booth picked up Wayne beanie babies, Wise Water Use tattoos, magnets, and brochures.

Wise Water Use Night with the DC United

The partners of the Wise Water Use Campaign set up a display booth at the DC United game on Saturday, June 14, 2008 to display campaign materials and speak with of fans about simple ways to save water. As part of this event, DC United graciously provided a special prize give away of a DC United Game Pac containing a variety of DC United collectables including a team autographed mini soccer ball. More than 100 fans registered at the booth and one lucky fan was selected.

Potomac Nationals Prince William County Service Authority staff assist in distributing campaign materials during the Potomac Nationals Wise Water Use Night.

Frederick Keys

Loudoun County Sanitation Authority staff assist in distributing campaign materials during the Frederick Keys Wise Water Use Night.


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