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.