How might you help? Become a
Marin county has less than a year’s supply of drinking water in our reservoirs. To address this crisis, Marin Water aims to reduce water consumption by 40% across the water district. To help them achieve this ambitious goal, our community has to band together and actively work to reduce water consumption–so there’s enough drinking water for us and for the ecosystem.
Water Warriors are individuals who volunteer their time to help their community and neighbors learn how to conserve water. Neighbors helping neighbors. And since we are all part of a shared and limited water resource, being a Water Warrior will make a difference in helping protect and preserve our watershed for all of us. Volunteers will be given the training and tools they need.
Please let us know what aspects of water conservation training most interests you. Here are some examples of the water work you can help with:
- Home Water Audit Specialist. Trained by Marin Water, these volunteers go into their neighbors homes and help them prioritize a list of conservation strategies to implement, and also teach them how to take advantage of Marin Water’s rebates and resources. The hope is that these volunteers can perform at least 3 audits* per week.
- Greywater Mentors. Individuals or a team of people who can help neighbors think through how to install greywater systems. (this is not about doing the work but helping folks figure out what they need to do to get it done). The hope is that these volunteers can respond to requests via phone and/or zoom, and visit households* on request at least once per week.
- Home Water Conservation Mentor. Distribute Marin Water’s tools and teach your neighbors how to save water. Help them install a water shut-off in the shower; or how to use a sink bucket to wash dishes efficiently; how to test for toilet leaks; and more. The hope is that these volunteers can respond to requests via phone and/or zoom, and visit households* on request at least 3 times per week.
- Community Education. Table at the Fairfax Farmers Markets, at local grocery stores and other suitable locations. Talk with your neighbors and provide information and water-saving tools.
- Social Media. No community education program can be successful without good and continuous quality presence via social media. Skilled people are very much in need!!!
We hope you’ll be in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-866-5377
*Covid precautions will clearly impact the ability to visit homes. When a visit is mutually agreed upon, masks must be worn and appropriate precautions taken.