Sunday, May 31, 2015

Capitol Water

Sacramento may be in drought but water is still cheap!

Single-family residence monthly FLAT RATE water rates as of July 1 2014
1-3 rooms

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Over 15, each additional room


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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Where the Ocean Once Was

 "This image is of dolphin bones found in Kings Canyon on an archeological dig. It is incredibly exciting as someone who grew up at the beach and spent as much time as possible in the ocean to be on a dig 250 miles inland and find the remains of sea creatures."

This image was submitted by Jessica B from California.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hiking with My Gals

"I think water is one of the most beautiful yet under appreciated things on this earth."

 This image was submitted by Adianna L from Palos Verdes Estates in California.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Golden Gate 

"I'm an exchange student from Milan. My term is over and  I am on my way back to Italy. I left my heart in San Fran by the bay."
This image was shared by Carlo from Milan Italy. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Water Truck

Spotted near Vicksburg by Mark from Pismo.

"This gentleman just bought this 2000 gallon water tank truck in AZ and is headed back to CA (unfortunately empty - though he says water is cheaper in Ca). He gets water from the city hydrants and delivers it to big fires. He can refill 4 fire trucks or provide 8 showers for a day to hundreds of firefighters. He also has a 3500 gallon truck that fills up in 15 minutes!"

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


 "Kaanapali is only a three-mile stretch of beach but it is known as one of the prettiest beaches  in America. This is where the Kings and queens of Hawaii used to find retreat. The land itself was once comprised of green sugar cane and taro, grown with the help of the Maui sun and a freshwater. Now it’s mostly a place to go snorkeling, swimming and water adventuring."

This image was shared by Tiffany W in Hawaii.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Fanette Island in Emerald Bay

Fannette Island is the only island in Lake Tahoe and is located within Emerald Bay, on the California side of the lake. Fannette Island  is known as the home of Captain Dick "Them's my toes" Barter from 1863-1873. The eccentric captain had moved from England and built his own tomb and chapel on the island. He enjoyed sailing and earned his nickname from his penchant of showing his self-amputated toes to guests. Ironically, he was never interred in the chapel he built, as he was lost in a storm off Rubicon Point in 1873.

"A state park and a national natural landmark. It is the only island in Lake Tahoe. You can take a steamboat type ferry around the bay. There is a small mansion on the island that is rumored to have been built as a playhouse. This is a gorgeous area that should be on your lists of things to do if you are lucky enough to get to Tahoe."

This image was submitted  by Zack P of Visalia, California.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


"Water is fun and exhilarating- it makes me want to play."

This image was shared by Savanah in Hollister, California.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


"We used to drain our pool every summer to clean it and make it fit for swimming. I think the last time we did that was for my high school graduation party in 2008. Now we have mosquito fish in it and every year the water level gets a bit lower."

This image was submitted by Stephanie S in Kerman, Callifornia.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Millerton Lake

Millerton Lake was created by construction of the Friant Dam across the San Joaquin River in 1944 as part of the California Central ValleyProject.The lake stores water for irrigation, which is distributed by the Madera and Friant-KernCanals to the San Joaquin Valley.
'The image is from last year but it probably looks about the same or worse now. It is very depressing when the places I grew up going to are drying up and have not water flowing through them like there once was." 

This image was submitted by Brittney  F from California.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Free Water

It's common knowledge that the state of California is in a drought and the central valley has been hit incredibly hard. It's a rarity to find gas stations still offering free water. 

These images wer submitted by Johnny Q  in Fresno,CA.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Chilled Water

We've seen a lot of water manhole covers at MyYour Our Water but this is the first CHILLED water.

This image was submitted by Sue in California.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Coconut Water

"Stay hydrated and save water! The ingredients in coconut water are way more effctive at hydrating the human body than those in sports and energy drinks."

This image is was submitted by Xiang  C  from Thailand

Monday, May 18, 2015

Nope, Not a Bobsled Team but Close

"Civil engineering students compete against other schools in a crew race every year across California. Fresno State University, being in a region of drought, is happy to simply be a part of the competition."
These images were submitted by Ruben V from Clovis, CA.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Water Observations

"Home. Fort Bragg. Tiger Beach. Kauai."
These four images were submitted Lulu W. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015


"Amsterdam's name literally means 'a dam of the river Amstel'. The relationship with water... it is an intimate relationship with water."
This image near the botanical gardens was submitted by Lidia P from  Milan, Italy.

Friday, May 15, 2015


"My home city of Milan, Italy is beautiful and full of water. You can drink the tap water...sometimes in Rome the water has a lot of limestone and does not taste as good, but it is safe."
This image was submitted by Susanna D.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Water + Hops

"A necessity, whether in beer or hydration."
This image was submitted by Victoria A. from Arizona.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lake Como

"The beautiful colorful backdrop behind the lake..."
This image as submitted by Joe M on vacation at Lake Como in Italy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sun + Water = Fun

" Every weekend my girlfriends and I play beach volleyball. There is nothing better than doing what you love next to the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean."
Submitted by Denise E in Santa Barbara, CA.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Grand Canal

" After the Navy i decided to travel a bit and try to some of my family in Italy. Venice is the city of love and people  come from all over the world  to kiss under  a bridge in the on the grand canal. It is said if you do this, especially at sunset, you will have eternal bliss with your one true love."
Submitted by Stan H. 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Waiting for Whales

Everything about the ocean immense. From size and depth to the vast array of spectacular inhabitants the ocean is a frontier to be explored and respected
Over 1 million known species of plants and animals live in the ocean and scientists speculate that there may be as many as 9 million species that we have yet discover.
 This image was submitted by CJ S. in Alaska.
"Waiting for the return of the humpback."

The Ice Trade

The ice trade was started in 1806 in New England by a man named Fredric Tudor.
Large sheets of ice were harvested from the lakes, stored in ice houses and transported by rail or barge. The use of ice revolutionized the U.S. meat, vegetable and fruit industries and bolstered the fish and brewing economies. By the end of the 19th century the ice trade  was a $28million industry employing more than 90,000 people.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Drinking Water Week

 First celebrated in 1988 by the efforts of  American water Works Association, the EPA, the Women's League of Voter's, SenatorRobert Roe & Senator Dennis DeConcini, Drinking Water Week is unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the critical role water plays in our daily lives and continued planetary survival.  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

King of the Fountain

Water fountain statistics, on a national level, are harder to locate than you would suspect.
However, there rules and restrictions in place for all water features supplied by the Southern Nevada Water Authority

This image was submitted by Daryl S.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fruits and Veggies

Signs like the above are common place along the roadsides of the California central valley. The current drought has raised a heated debate about water usage trends and agriculture.  Approximately 25% of the produce for the United States comes from the Central Valley region. This image was submitted by Suzy M.

"CFWC is a non-profit, educational organization formed in 1989 to provide fact-based information on farm water issues to the public. The organization works to help consumers, elected representatives, government officials and the media make the connection between farm water and our food supply." 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Water Bottle Tower

The economic value of water became apparent in the 1760's throughout Europe as individuals visited natural springs to drink and bathe in the natural mineral waters. The first documented sale of bottled water was in Boston in the 1767 by Jackson's spa. It may have taken a chunk of time of the bottle water business to boom but in 2013, Americans consumed over 10 billon gallons of bottled water- that is the equivalent to 33 gallons or 250 single serving bottles per person.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Water Treatment

Greenway Water Treatment Plant is located in Peoria, Arizona. This ariel view shows the plant in action. The engineering company Carollo partners with clients to focus on water needs. "Carollo’s biologically-tailored, two-stage treatment approach is an exciting water treatment process that can handle a wide range of groundwater contaminants, eliminate environmentally harmful waste streams, increase water recovery rates, and reduce treatment costs". Click here to find out more!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Water  Thieves

From cattle rustling to water stealing, the ways of the west haven't veered far from an old hollywood western. Water is in high demand and as a result thieves are cutting pipes and taking water from fire hydrants, storage tanks, creeks and rivers to pirate  hundreds of gallons of the liquid blue gold.  
The image of a pirate ship in a fountain was submitted by Estaban from Reedley,CA.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

On Your Mark...

Get set. TRIKE! this young water conservationist couldn't wait to hop on the My Your Our Water trike and take it for a ride. Lance got his chance and did a fabulous job to boot.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Salty Refreshment

 97% of the water on the earth is salt water. There at over 17,000 desalination plants in 150 countries world wide as of 2013. Over 300 million people rely on desalinated water as their daily water source. The largest seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant became operational in 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel. This new plant constitutes 10% of the country's drinking water consumption and about 20% of its domestic water consumption.