Guelph celebrates great water with events for all ages in March
Guelph, Ont., March 5, 2019 —The City of Guelph is celebrating great drinking water with a series of engaging events in March. From games at Guelph Public Libraries to entertainment and interactive displays at the annual H2O Go Festival, there’s lots to discover and good fun to be had by people of all ages.
“In Guelph, we’re fortunate to have such a high-quality supply of drinking water coming from deep underground,” says Steve Yessie, Water Conservation Program Coordinator at the City. “But groundwater takes time to replenish and we all need to use it responsibly. This is why we continue to promote and celebrate wise water use in Guelph.”
The City’s water efficiency strategy helps the Guelph community use less water. Since 2006, water conservation efforts by Guelph residents and businesses, and the City itself, have resulted in over $40 million in savings from water infrastructure projects the City has not yet needed to build and operate to provide new water supply.
“Our community has shown amazing commitment to using water responsibly. The number of residents and businesses that participate in our water-saving programs—like Healthy Landscapes and Blue Built Homes—grows every year,” noted Yessie. “Guelph is proud of its tap water. What better way to celebrate our drinking water than by coming together to learn more about it and sharing our experiences?”
Come out for all the fun March 11-23
Wacky Water Week, March 11-15 (March Break)
Play hands-on games and learn simple ways to save water at home at the Guelph Public Libraries:
March 11: Main Branch from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
March 12: East Side Branch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Scottsdale Branch from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
March 13: Westminster Branch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
March 14: Civic Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Bullfrog Branch from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
March 15: West End Branch from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
H2O Go Festival & eMERGE Ecomarket
March 23: Old Quebec Street Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fun for all ages with games, the latest in water and energy conservation, and the eMERGE Ecomarket.
For more information about any of these events, visit guelph.ca/events.
About Guelph Water
Guelph is one of the largest communities that relies on groundwater for its drinking water supply. The City’s Water Supply Master Plan identified water efficiency programs as a top priority for meeting the City’s water use reduction target of 9,147 cubic metres per day by 2038, an amount equivalent to almost four Olympic-sized swimming pools every day. Water use in 2017 was about 37,950 cubic metres per day, enough water to fill 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Visit guelph.ca/water to learn more about water conservation in Guelph.
For more information
Steve Yessie, Water
Conservation Program Coordinator
519-822-1260 extension 2189