During World Water Week (Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 30, 2014) the Clean Lakes Alliance (CLA) works with local experts and restaurants to raise awareness and financial support for clean water. Participants will help the CLA protect the water quality of Dane County lakes, helping achieve a 50% phosphorus load reduction by 2025 through citizen monitoring, watershed education, and other water quality improvement projects. World Water Week also brings attention to the importance of protecting all our clean water, including:
- ground water, such as the underground aquifers that provide our tap water
- surface water, such as the lakes and rivers of the Yahara Watershed that we all enjoy
Ultimately, all water is part of a larger system. To protect our lakes, we must also be good stewards of our aquifers.
Dine out March 21 – 30 to support World Water Week!
Please join us for World Water Week 2014! While dining, guests will be invited to donate $1 for the drinking water normally received for free.
Keep your eye on our website as the 2014 participating restaurants are listed. 2013 participating restaurants and sponsors raised over $14,000 for our lakes cause, and a complete list of participating restaurants can be found here. Sponsors for World Water Week 2014 are Spectrum Brands and Madison Water Utility.
Together as a community we can protect water with simple actions.
You have a great impact on local water quality and water quantity throughout the water cycle. By installing more efficient toilets, water saving showerheads, high efficiency water softeners and composting food waste you can limit wastewater generation and diminish the contribution of contaminants to wastewater. Through simple actions at home you can help minimize storm water runoff and help rainwater soak into the soil to recharge groundwater. Conserve water by fixing leaky faucets, installing low-flow shower heads, fixing or replacing older water softeners, or installing water management systems that reclaim water helps preserve our underground aquifer – Madison’s drinking water source. Even in your garden, on your sidewalk and in your garage your actions can help protect local lakes and waterways from the impacts of contaminants such as phosphorus, salt, oil and grease.
Thank you to our 2014 sponsors!