‘Splash into Spring’ at EVMWD annual Water Festival Mar. 23


EVMWD’s Splash into Spring Water Festival offers a variety of demonstrations and interactive displays. Photo provided by EVMWD

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) invites the community to “Splash into Spring” at its annual Water Festival on Saturday, Mar. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at EVMWD headquarters, 31315 Chaney St., Lake Elsinore.

Take a peek behind the scenes at this free family event offering tours of the water treatment plant, conservation demonstrations, landscape ideas, plant displays, children’s activities and water and wastewater related trucks and equipment.

EVMWD staff will share their daily work at the district through a variety of demonstrations and interactive displays. 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 a tour of the facility’s sewer treatment plant, where visitors take a journey through the plant to see how wastewater becomes recycled water.

Other activities for the day include a visit from EVMWD’s Elsinore Eddie, the Lake Elsinore Storm’s Thunder Dog and the Lake Elsinore/San Jacinto Watershed Authority’s Bessie the Bass. The Lake Elsinore Sheriff and American Medical Response will be on hand with emergency vehicles for children to explore.

Tours of Elsinore Eddie’s Efficient Gardens at the headquarters are also a highlight of the event, giving visitors an idea of how beautiful a water-efficient landscape can be.

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

For more information, visit evmwd.com/splash or call 951-674-3146, ext. 8248.