Monday, June 15, 2009

Water Wise Movie Trivia

This blog is for all you movie/TV gurus out there. Not being one myself, this challenge may be a little easier than I originally thought. Below are some very basic water wise tips. Each tip is followed by a picture of a scene from a movie or TV show. The first person to make a comment on this post with the correct title of the movies or TV shows will receive a water wise kit from the Education Program. The winner will be announced on Friday.


Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk and save water every time.

Keep your showers under 5 minutes. A great idea, is to keep a radio in your bathroom. After two songs are done playing, it means it’s time to get out.

If the washing machine has a water-level control, adjust it to the laundry load size.

Select the proper size pans for cooking. Large pans require more cooking water.

Vacuum rugs regularly so you will not have to shampoo them as often.

Winterize outdoor spigots when temperatures dip below freezing to prevent pipes from leaking or bursting.

Water your lawn and garden between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to avoid sun evaporation. Don't water when it is windy and during the heat of the day. Set an alarm to remind you to move or turn off the water.

Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.


Jim Freschi said...

Very clever, I'll link it from my water conservation blog & tweet!

Here are my guesses:

Black Sheep

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

(I have no idea on the washer)

I Love Lucy

Brave Little Toaster

Christmas Story


A true shot in the dark on the last one, either CaddyShack, Little Childen, or maybe something like Goonies.

We did something similar for some standalone kiosks that are going into local libraries this summer...identifying movies with water in their plots.

Anyway, good job!

Jim Freschi
Public Information Specialist
Contra Costa Water District

Anonymous said...

Great way to present some water conservation tips!

1. Black Sheep
2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3. Mr. Mom
4. I Love Lucy
5. The Brave Little Toaster
6. A Christmas Story
7. Caddyshack
8. ???