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Water District's 'Splash Into Spring' Event Touted As Successful Learning Opportunity

Courtesy Photo.
Courtesy Photo.
The following is a news release from Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District: 

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District hosted its 3rd Annual Splash Into Spring Open House event this past Saturday, March 22. 

This free family event offered tours of the wastewater treatment plant, conservation demonstrations, landscape ideas, plant displays, children’s activities, water and waste water related trucks and equipment.

The event, located at the District Headquarters at 31315 Chaney Street in Lake Elsinore, gave visitors a behind the scenes look at their local water company and ideas on how to save money and water. 

EVMWD staff shared their daily work at the District through a variety of demonstrations and interactive displays. Activities included 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 a tour of the facility’s sewer treatment plant, where visitors take a journey through the plant to see how waste water becomes valuable recycled water.

Activities for the day included a visit from the Lake Elsinore Storm’s Thunder Dog and the Lake Elsinore/ San Jacinto Watershed Authority’s Bessie the Bass. The Lake Elsinore Sherriff and American Medical Response turned out with emergency vehicles for children to explore. Southern California Edison brought their Energy Efficiency Unit, emphasizing the importance of water and energy conservation. The Riverside County Master Composters and Master Gardeners, along with EVMWD Conservation staff were available to answer landscape, irrigation and plant questions. 

Tours of the recently installed EVMWD Temescal Gardens at the headquarters were also a highlight of the event, giving visitors an idea of how beautiful a water efficient landscape can be.

Community partners, who were also participated, included the City of Lake Elsinore, Lake Elsinore Home Depot, Elsinore High School’s Solar Cup Boat Team, Metropolitan Water District, Discovery Science Center, the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, Acorn Cap Nurseries, Southern California Edison, Riverside County Flood Control, and Western Municipal Water District.

This event was sponsored in part by a generous donation from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

 

EVMWD provides service to more than 133,000 water, wastewater and agricultural customers in a 96-square mile service area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the EVMWD website atwww.evmwd.com for additional information.



James P Hosty March 25, 2014 at 08:48 PM
they are TOUTING with our money, people.
Rae Anne Resident March 26, 2014 at 09:44 PM
it aint ourn after we gives it to em.
Cousin Clem March 27, 2014 at 04:29 AM
It is desirable for the public to take advantage of opportunities like this to learn how these things work and interact. ~~~~~ The knowledge how to provide more water capture and storage has been known for decades. ~~~~~ Those persons in political power have postponed for decades legislating water projects that would be needed, especially for cyclical drought and flood cycles. They listened too much to the environmental "don't build anything" pressure groups.
Cousin Clem March 27, 2014 at 04:43 AM
A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF MURRIETA IS SERVED BY THE ELSINORE VALLEY MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT. There are also two or three other water districts in different parts of Murrieta.

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