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Free Family Community Water Conservation Festival scheduled for April 29


The family friendly event will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the community center, located at 41810 Juniper Street, Murrieta. Eastern Municipal Water District’s water-saving mascot, Dewie the Dragon, will make an appearance and a children’s theater show will begin at 1 p.m.

The Partners in Water Conservation, a coalition of water agencies in western Riverside County, will provide information about retrofitting outdoor irrigation equipment, Water Saving Garden Friendly plants and water-wise landscaping ideas. There will also be master gardeners on location to answer questions.

Partners in Water Conservation:

  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • CA Dept. of Water Resources
  • Eastern Municipal WD
  • The Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California
  • Rancho California WD
  • Western Municipal WD
  • Southern California Edison

Vendors will be available to provide demonstrations and information about water-efficient technologies such as weather-based irrigation controllers, moisture sensors, and drip irrigation systems.

Each participating water district will have information regarding their respective rebate programs available.

“While California’s drought may be over, our mission is to provide residents the tools necessary to become water efficient for the long-term,” said Stacy Rodriguez, Eastern Municipal Water District’s Conservation Program Manager and Committee Chair for the event. “We hope that everyone can join us for this interactive and free event and make water use efficiency a way of life within their homes and businesses.”

Participants may take part in raffles throughout the event. The first 100 guests will receive a special gift. Families are encouraged to bring their children to the festival; face-painting, water-wise activities and crafts will be available.

For more information about the event, please contact EMWD’s Conservation Department at 951-928-3777, ext. 3322.