Azusa, Baldwin Park, Irwindale and
West Covina in Southern California
Valley County Water District is consistently reaching out to the local community in order to provide information and educate on the importance of water awareness. The District offers several Community Outreach events throughout the year, and continue to incorporate new and relevant programs. For futher information on any of the programs listed, please contact the District Office Community Outreach Department @ (626) 338-7301.
10TH ANNUAL WATER AWARENESS CELEBRATION
In the water industry, the month of May is considered “Water Awareness Month.” This year, the
District is hosting it's 10th Annual Water Awareness Celebration event every Friday for the month of May at the Administrative Office located at 14521 Ramona Blvd. as a way of providing water conservation literature and promotional material to the customers in the service area. In addition to the water conservation literature and promotional material, a display of drought tolerant plants and landscaping material is set-up. The event also includes tours of District on-site facilities and games for children in attendance.
VALLEY COUNTY WATER DISTRICT PRESENTATIONS
Valley County Water District offers Water Cycle/Water Conservation presentations for all K-4 graders in the District's service area. The District representatives will come to give a 1/2 hour presentation on the Water Cycle and how our community can help save water. If you would like more information, or you would like to request a presentation for your classroom, please contact the District office at (626) 338-7301, or email email@example.com.
CALIFORNIA FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING TRAINING WORKSHOPS
This year, the District was able to host two water efficient gardening workshops in the City of Baldwin Park, one at the Julia McNeill Senior Center and the other at the Ester Snyder Community Center. Through a partnership the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, the District arranged to have a representative from Green Garden Group, G3, provide a presentation on how to transform any residential yard to a water efficient garden.
If you would be interested in attending a future Water Efficient Gardening Workshop, click here.
SUSTAINABLE WATERSHED EDUCATION PROGRAM
The District partnered with Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the Discovery Science Center to provide an educational program regarding the local watershed. Fourth and fifth graders participated in a highly interactive presentation pertaining to the importance of water conservation and water quality. Sixth graders were able to conduct two laboratory experiments focusing on maintaining water quality in our local supplies.
In 2014, the District reached over 1,300 students at the following local schools:
- Kenmore Elementary School
- Santa Fe Elementary School
- Foster Elementary School
- Central Elementary School
- Ernest R. Geddes Elementary School
- Walnut Elementary School
- St. John the Baptist Elementary School