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For the first time ever, Arizona will kick off Water Awareness Month with a festival at the Capitol

By Ignacio Ventura
Published: Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 1:56pm
Updated: Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 1:57pm

Lake Mead
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Low Colorado River water levels can be seen at Lake Mead.

As Arizona faces challenges related to water shortages, the need to educate residents about conserving water grows more significant. In April, the Arizona Department of Water Resources intends to hold its first-ever Water Awareness Festival to educate and engage with the public about water conservation.

Némesis Ortiz-Declet is the department's drought program coordinator.

“I think something that will stand out is just having these water providers altogether, providing an opportunity for residents to talk directly to them and to ask those questions that you have,” she said.

According to Ortiz-Declet, the goal is to showcase the department’s partners and make sure residents have access to their information and resources. Participants for the festival include SRP, the City of Phoenix and ASU. The festival is scheduled to take place at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza.

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