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Splash into Spring with Us!

Ever wonder where the water goes after you wash your hands or flush the toilet? Find out on a behind-the-scenes tour of EVMWD’s sewage treatment plant at the upcoming Splash into Spring Community Water Festival!

The annual event on March 25th will have numerous family friendly activities, including conservation demonstrations, water-smart landscape ideas, irrigation information, hands-on displays of trucks and equipment, giveaways, refreshments and a visit from Elsinore Eddie!

Visitors can learn about water industry jobs from EVMWD staff demonstrations and interactive displays. Some of the activities include fixing a leaky water main, performing a valve exercise, cleaning up a polluted watershed and exploring pipes with robotics and video cameras.  A crowd favorite is the sewer treatment plant tour, where visitors see first-hand how waste water becomes recycled water, which is used for irrigation.

EVMWD maintains more than 700 miles of pipes that take water to and from the plant, which treats more than 5.5 million gallons of sewer water per day. That’s more than eight times as much water as you would find in one Olympic size swimming pool!

Elsinore Eddie will be joined by Thunder Dog, mascot for the Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball, and Bessie the Bass, who represents the Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watersheds Authority.

Other highlights:

What: Free family water conservation event with tours, truck and equipment displays, landscape ideas, children’s activities and giveaways

When: March 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: EVMWD Headquarters, 31315 Chaney St., Lake Elsinore

Information: 951-674-3146 or

  • Tours of EVMWD’s water-efficient gardens
  • Free hose nozzles or shower heads for EVMWD customers
  • Expert advice from Master Gardeners, local nurseries, irrigation specialists and home improvement stores
  • Lake Elsinore Sherriff and American Medical Response emergency vehicles for children to explore
  • Visits from Discovery Cube and Diamond Valley Lake officials
  • Free refreshments