The Little Rock Zoo went all out for Earth Day last week. The zoo’s newest residents – African penguins – helped highlight a push for water conservation as their home at Penguin Pointe recycles and re-filters the water it uses.
The zoo and its presenting sponsor, Central Arkansas Water (CAW), promoted a variety of easy efforts anyone can do to help curtail water waste. Water department officials say that during peak water season average use can skyrocket from 260 to 1,000 gallons a day.
The penguins exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo – Penguin Pointe – has a state-of-the-art water filtration system that recycles and reuses the water in the penguin home.
More conservation plans are underway to highlight how easy it is to save water. CAW will build at no cost a rain garden at the zoo to collect rainwater for plant watering and other uses.
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