Water Resources Education Assessment - Mohave County Programs
Name of Program/Location/Point of Contact
Mohave County Cooperative Extension
Robin Grumbles, County Director
101 E. Beale Street, Suite A
Kingman, Arizona 86401-5827
Description of Programs
A. Water Management/Conservation Program
This program is intended to increase community awareness of best management
practices (bmp's) for indoor and outdoor water use. These programs are
delivered as presentations workshops and demonstrations in schools, civic
groups and special forums. Master gardener programs are delivered as training
workshops or demonstrations at garden centers throughout the county.
B. Water Quality Program
This program is directed primarily at onsite water treatment systems
(e.g. septic tank and drain field).
Audience: The above programs serve the Mohave County communities.
By adapting the delivery method, these programs are offered to people
from age 10 to seniors. Mohave County personnel conduct education programs
in Laughlin, Nevada upon request.
Current Status: The University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative
Extension employs one part time instructional specialist focusing on water.
This agent works in partnership with many individuals and agencies to
continue the programs as described. The funding for these programs depends
upon grants from local, state and federal agencies.
Impacts: Public outreach and other education programs improve
residents understanding of water resources and water quality issues. The
water quality waste-water treatment system program increases citizen awareness
of problems associated with onsite septic system failures.
Lessons Learned: Developing an education program, writing educational
material or offering workshops do not constitute an effective community
outreach program. The key to effective community outreach is person to
person communication and follow-up. Effective community outreach requires
an aggressive marketing effort.
Curriculum/supplies list: Contact Robin Grumbles
Visual aids have been produced for landscape irrigation practices.
Low water use plant guide and water facts bulletin have been produced
(included as an enclosure)
Limited grey water research has been conducted and results published
in a bulletin (included as an enclosure)
Two thirty-minute television programs have been produced and are available
on video tape.
Groundwater flow model and septic model available for check out.
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