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Tools from king county green schools program

  • Water flow bags to test water flow. Schools that are participating in the King County Green Schools Program may request water flow bags from their King County representative or from program manager Dale Alekel at 206-477-5267.

Schools may download and print the following tools. King County schools that are participating in the King County Green Schools Program may request color copies of the “Turn off Faucet” signs by contacting their King County representative or Dale Alekel at 206-477-5267.

Assistance, rebates and recommendations

Cascade Water Alliance

www.cascadewater.org external link
Contact: Michael Brent, Water Resources Manager, 425-453-1810; mbrent@cascadewater.org
Association of water districts and cities that provides the following services to schools in its service area: water conservation recommendations, irrigation audits and rebates, faucet aerators, rain barrels and rain cisterns, and classroom workshops. Service area includes Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Skyway, and Tukwila.

Saving Water Partnership

www.savingwater.org/ external link
www.savingwater.org/Businesses/CommercialIndustrial/index.htm external link
Contact: Mark Guthrie, 206-684-5955, for irrigation and landscaping; Phil Paschke, 206-684-5883, for indoor water conservation.
Partnership of water utilities that provides the following services to schools in its service area: water conservation trainings, audits and rebates to implement the one percent Water Conservation Initiative. Partners include Cedar River Water and Sewer District; City of Bothell; City of Duvall; City of Mercer Island; City of Renton; Coal Creek Utility District; Highline Water District; Northshore Utility District; Northshore Water District; Olympic View Water & Sewer District; Seattle Public Utilities; Soos Creek Water and Sewer District; Water District 20 (Burien); Water District 45 (Seattle); Water District 49 (Burien); Water District 90 (Renton); Water District 119 (Duvall); Water District 125 (Seattle); and Woodinville Water District.

RainWise Program

http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/Projects/GreenStormwaterInfrastructure/RainWise/index.htm external link

Rain barrel and rain cistern vendors

http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/stewardship/nw-yard-and-garden/rain-barrels.aspx
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/scc/binsandbarrels.htm external link

Educational resources

King County resources for teaching about surface water issues

www.kingcounty.gov/environment/stewardship/teachers-students/surface-water-resources.aspx

King County Water and Land Resources Division: King County Wastewater education program

http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Education.aspx

King County Programs for Educators Guide

See pages 10 - 15 of the GuideDownload PDF 1.17 M for a list of classroom programs, workshops, curricula, field trips, videos and more.

National Wildlife Federation

http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Protect-Habitat/Waters/Clean-Water-Act.aspx external link

General information

Eco-Schools

www.ecoschools.com/Water/Water_wSidebar.html external link
Links to organizations that provide helpful hints about water conservation and case studies of schoolyard water systems.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: Water Conservation Tips and Information

www.schoolclearinghouse.org/pubs/WaterConservationInformation.pdf external link

Reef Guardians: Actions to Conserve Water

www.reefed.edu.au/home/guardians/ideas_for_projects/conserve_water external link

US EPA: Water Conservation Tips for Schools

https://www3.epa.gov/region1/eco/drinkwater/water_conservation_schools.html external link

Measuring water use

Water Conservation School: Water Use Survey.

www.waterconservationschool.com/watercalculator.htm external link
How to calculate annual water consumption: designed for residences but can apply to school facilities.

Water Footprint

www.waterfootprint.org/?page=files/home external link
Water footprint calculator

Contact Us

 Call: 206-477-4466

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Fax: 206-296-0197