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Garfield Elementary works on water conservation

This is cool:  Spokane’s Water Stewardship program is working with the Garfield Elementary School and its APPLE program students to upgrade the faucets at Garfield Elementary School with automatic faucets that turn off when they aren’t needed.

How did they pay for this feature? The APPLE program students sold compact fluorescent light bulbs to raise money to help purchase 30 low flow automatic faucets for the school’s bathrooms. The City’s Water Stewardship program will contribute the rest of the money needed to pay for the faucets. Garfield Elementary maintenance staff will install the faucets over summer break.

Tomorrow Mayor Mary Verner will recognize Garfield and the students for their water conservation efforts at a school assembly at Garfield Elementary, 222 W. Knox Ave., at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to intend.

APPLE stands for Alternate Parent Participation Learning Experience. It is an optional program of Spokane Public Schools for children in grades 1 through 6. This is all part of the water stewardship education campaign that encourages citizens to use less water called "Slow The Flow."

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