Orem residents slip, slide and take conservation pledge

Slide The City by Laura Fox
Steffan King | Staff Writer

Photo credit: Laura Fox

 

Slide the City took place in Orem City Sept. 4. The event was held as an effort to promote water conservation and encourage participants to take a pledge to save water.

Slide the city has become a nationwide traveling slip and slide party. Its stated mission is “to raise awareness of this (water) valuable resource, promote conservation, and provide clean water in communities all over the world”.

This family friendly event includes 1000 feet of slip-and-slide, which is one of the largest in the nation. The length of the slide is lined with vendors and music in an effort to bring the community together for one big party.

According to slidethecity.com, it takes anywhere between 9,000 and 20,000 gallons of water to slick this slide. The unique slide is specially designed to re-circulate water during the event. The water is then collected and dispersed back into the community, at the discretion of Orem City.

Part of the proceeds for Slide the City goes to a nonprofit organization called Generosity.org; which is an organization that helps put an end to the clean water crisis in developing countries.

Slide the City and Generosity.org are dedicated to helping 748 million people around the world that do not have access to clean water. Orem participants were asked to take a pledge to conserve water by fixing leaky faucets, skipping car washes, updating shower heads and reducing lawn watering. n and encourage participants to take a pledge to save water.

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