Local Water Agencies to Host FREE Festival Highlighting Water Conservation
Perris, CA (April 25, 2018) — Local agencies will host a FREE Water Conservation Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2018, where attendees may learn about water use efficiency and conservation.
The family-friendly event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Big Leagues Dreams Sports Park, located at 2155 Trumble Road, Perris, California.
Sponsored by Partners in Water Conservation, a coalition of agencies in western Riverside County, the event will provide information about retrofitting outdoor irrigation equipment, Water Saving – Garden Friendly plants, and water wise landscaping ideas. There will also be American Horticultural Society Master Gardeners on location to answer questions.
Vendors will provide demonstrations and information about water-efficient technologies, such as weather-based irrigation controllers, moisture sensors, and drip irrigation systems. Each participating agency will have information regarding their respective rebate programs.
“Although drought mandates have been lifted for the State, we continue to encourage customers to use water efficiently and to take advantage of water conservation opportunities,” Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) President David Slawson said. “Rebate programs offered to EMWD customers provide an avenue for long-term water and cost savings.”
Families are encouraged to bring their children to participate in face painting, arts and crafts, and opportunity drawings. The first 100 guests will receive a special gift. In addition, at 12:00 p.m., Shows that Teach—a local children’s theater assembly program—will perform “H20, Where Did You Go?”
Partners in Water Conservation is comprised of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Water Resources, Eastern Municipal Water District, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Rancho California Water District, Western Municipal Water District, and Southern California Edison.
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Eastern Municipal Water District is the water, wastewater service and recycled water provider to approximately 816,000 people living and working within a 555-square mile service area in western Riverside County. It is California’s sixth-largest retail water agency and its mission is “To deliver value to our customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water services.” More information can be found at www.emwd.org.