EVMWD to host community Water Festival tomorrow


Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) will host its annual “Splash into Spring,” a community Water Festival, on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at EVMWD’s headquarters at 31315 Chaney St., Lake Elsinore.

Splash into Spring will feature sewage treatment plant tours, water wise landscape demonstrations, raffles for water saving prizes, advanced meter demonstrations, landscape, plant and irrigation experts, water and waste related trucks and equipment, games and activates for kids and free refreshments.Customers of EVMWD can receive a free hose nozzle or shower head while supplies last.

EVMWD staff will share their daily work at the district though a variety of demonstrations and interactive displays. Activities will include fixing a leaky water main, performing a valve exercise, 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.

The Lake Elsinore Sheriff and American Medical Response will be on hand with emergency vehicles for children to explore. Another highlight will be Tours of Elsinore Eddie’s Gardens at the headquarters, giving visitors an idea of how beautiful a water efficient landscape can be.

The event will also feature landscape and irrigation experts, University of California Riverside Master Gardeners, local nurseries, California-friendly plants and gardening and water saving appliances and devices. Irrigation specialists and home improvement stores also will be on hand to answer questions about outdoor irrigation,

There will be special visits from Discovery Cube, Diamond Valley Lake, AMR Ambulance, City of Lake Elsinore, Home Depot, Lowe’s, the Master Gardeners Program and more.

Storm Baseball’s Thunder, EVMWD’s Elsinore Eddie, Lake Elsinore/San Jacinto Watershed Authority’s Bessie the Bass also will be attending.

Scout troops can earn a Water Explorer Badge when they visit this event. The event covers most activities in the Brownie “World of Water try It,” as well.

For more information about Splash into Spring, visit evmwd.com/splash.