Consider adoption of resolution no. 2010-04 DECLARING may as water awareness month


Meeting Date:

April 19, 2010





Darby Fuerst,




General Manager

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Prepared By:

Stephanie Pintar

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General Counsel Review:  N/A

Committee Recommendation:  N/A

CEQA Compliance:  N/A


SUMMARY:  Resolution 2010-04 (Exhibit 2-A) supports May 2010 as “Water Awareness Month.”  The California Water Awareness Campaign is a yearlong effort by organizations throughout California to heighten public awareness of water and the role water agencies and allied entities play in conservation, management, water supply, water quality and distribution. The campaign focuses on the month of May each year with the observance of Water Awareness Month.  MPWMD supports Water Awareness Month in May as an opportunity to remind residents about the importance of water conservation.


A major goal adopted by the District Board is to promote water conservation and education regarding water issues.  District activities focus on public education to encourage Peninsula residents and businesses to continue on-going water conservation practices.  As a member of the Water Awareness Committee (WAC) of Monterey County, the District supports and participates in water conservation education and activities.  The District and California American Water (CAW) partner on many local water conservation programs and support a cooperative water conservation rebate program.


RECOMMENDATION:  District staff recommends that the Board approve Resolution 2010-04, A Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Proclaiming May 2010 as Water Awareness Month.  This item will be approved if adopted along with the Consent Calendar.


BACKGROUND:  The District has carried out a comprehensive water conservation program since 1986 and actively participates in conservation partnerships with California American Water and other water suppliers to encourage wise water usage throughout the District. The District also has extensive water conservation regulations that support efficient water use and prohibit water waste.



2-A      Resolution 2010-04