Friday, October 10, 2014

Water Conservation Top of Mind at Sunol Glen Walk-a-Thon

For many years the Sunol Glen School Walk-a-Thon has been a source of wet, outdoor fun for hundreds of students during the school’s annual fundraising event.  The staff at Sunol Glen School have already performed water efficiency audits at school to reduce their water use.  But during one of the driest years on record, school staff and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) kept water conservation top of mind at last week’s walk-a-thon.

The SFPUC provided water coolers to hydrate the students ranging from pre-school to eighth grade as they circled the track to raise money for the school.  Sunol Glen staff, volunteers, and even the students were well aware of the drought and were mindful to take only as much water as needed to fuel their efforts, even as temperatures soared above 90 degrees that day.

The school even held off on watering their field, so they could water the grass while spraying the sweaty students with a well-earned shower of water from the hose. This is one innovative way that the school is conserving water while preserving the school tradition that kids look forward to!!

It was a fun-filled day in Sunol as the students supported their school!  Go Eagles!

To help us beat the drought, please visit www.sfwater.org/conservation for resources and information about how you can conserve.

Sunol Glen Spirit Squad kicked off the walk-a-thon festivities.

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