Free event showcases water reliability, conservation and treatment through interactive displays
Join Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) for the Annual Community Water Festival on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its headquarters, located at 31315 Chaney Street in Lake Elsinore. At this free family event, attendees will learn about the process EVMWD uses to treat more than 5.5 million gallons of sewer water per day, the construction and maintenance of over 700 miles of pipeline throughout the EVMWD service area and saving money and water with a more water efficient home and landscape.
EVMWD staff share their daily work at the District through a variety of demonstrations and interactive displays. Activities include fixing a leaky water main, operating a fire hydrant, cleaning up a polluted watershed and exploring pipes with robotics and video cameras. A crowd favorite is a tour of the facility’s sewer treatment plant, where visitors take a journey through the plant to see how waste water becomes recycled water, which is used for irrigation.
Other activities for the day include a visit from EVMWD’s own Elsinore Eddie, Lake Elsinore Storm mascot Thunder, and the Lake Elsinore/San Jacinto Watershed Authority’s Bessie the Bass. American Medical Response and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Explorers program will bring emergency vehicles for children to explore. Tours of Elsinore Eddie’s Efficient Gardens at the headquarters are also a highlight of the event, giving visitors an idea of how beautiful a water efficient landscape can be.
Landscape and irrigation experts, UCCE Master Gardeners, local nurseries, irrigation specialists, and home improvement stores will be available to answer your questions about outdoor irrigation, California-Friendly plants, gardening, and water saving appliances and devices.
To learn more, visit http://www.evmwd.com/Splash or call (951) 674-3146.