Bank Builds Water Conservation Awareness
Do you remember your Grandmotherís rain barrel? In previous generations,
saving water was a matter of practicality, and saving money. Now, conserving
water and reducing storm water runoff is a matter of environmental necessity.
Thatís why Baylake Bank is helping local organizations in Door and Kewaunee
Counties to educate the public about rain barrel solutions and drawing public
attention to Great Lakes Unitedís water conservation efforts at the 2010 Baylake
Bank Tall Ship Festival.
Baylake Bank will be providing information and displaying rain barrels in select
Baylake Bank offices beginning this week, with the goal of helping build
awareness and understanding of water conservation. Customers are invited to pick
up a brochure and register to win one of two rain barrels in a drawing to be
held on August 18, 2010.
Public awareness of water conservation is also a key focus of the non-profit
international organization Great Lakes United. GLU forged a partnership with the
American Sail Training Association to utilize the Great Lakes United TALL SHIPS
CHALLENGEģ as a means for educating the public through fun and interactive
programs amid festivals at seven Great Lakesí ports, including the 2010 Baylake
Bank Tall Ship Festival in Green Bay, August 13 -15, 2010. This is the first
time the race series has taken place in all five Great Lakes, five American
states, and one Canadian province.
According to Great Lakes United, the Great Lakes contain an astounding 6
quadrillion gallons of water, but less than one percent of this water is renewed
each year. Everyday 1.9 billion gallons of water are withdrawn from the Great
Lakes and St. Lawrence River. This water is lost to the environment through
evaporation, and incorporation into products and other processes. However, most
water consumption occurs in homes and industries supplied by public water
providers. Increasing the efficiency of appliances and rethinking industrial
processes can greatly reduce water use.
ďBy helping encourage the use of rain barrels, we hope that we are in a small
way helping protect the resources of the waterways that are so fundamental to
our life, our businesses, and our economy,Ē said Sue Anschutz, Baylake Bank
Senior Vice President of Marketing.
Bank serves its Wisconsin communities from financial centers in Brown, Door,
Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Waushara counties and
from its website at www.baylake.com. For
more information call (920) 743-5551 or 1-800-267-3610. For information about
the Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival, go to