You can find the excellent article HERE.
And, last night, the Fairfax Climate Action Committee spent two hours working, with the public, on a proposal to take a small (about 10%) portion of the ARPA funds allocated to the Town to use to help the people of this Town make needed progress towards protecting our dwindling and most precious of resources.
In the end, the CAC voted to recommend that the Town Council move forward with this ambitious proposal.
It is important to note that, while the money is from Fairfax's allocation of ARPA, and while the program is directly targeted to help the people of Fairfax with their water consumption, the CAC designed the program to be able to link with other jurisdictions and to share strategies, materials, efforts. A gallon saved anywhere in the County is a gallon available to all of us.
As one member of the CAC said during the meeting, "Nothing is more important than this; no other use of the money is as important; in truth, we can't do too much to deal with this crisis."
While we wait to see what the Town Council will do, please continue to do all that you can to reduce your consumption. Our reservoirs are less than half of normal for this point in a year. We have less than one year of capacity in the reservoirs. They are less than 35% full.
Don't flush. Take short showers. Stop irrigating. Stop washing cars. Join us.
We're in a Water Crisis; We need to act like it.
Thank you, CAC, thank you, Fairfax.