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 opportunities throughout the year, and continue to incorporate new and relevant programs. For further information on any of the programs listed, please contact the District Office Community Outreach Department at 626-338-7301.
Annual Water Awareness Celebration
In the water industry, the month of May is "Water Awareness Month." The District hosts an annual Water Awareness Celebration event in the month of May to promote water conservation and water use efficiency. 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. Click Here for current event information.
The District partners with the San Gabriel Mountains and Rivers Conservancy, located in the Santa Fe Dam, to host seasonal landscaping workshops. Focusing on California native plants, these workshops provide tips on planting and maintaining landscapes that are also drought tolerant.
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 2019, the District reached over 1,300 students at the following local schools:
- Central Elementary School
- Ernest R. Geddes Elementary School
- Foster Elementary School
- Kenmore Elementary School
- Santa Fe Elementary School
- St. John the Baptist Elementary School
- Walnut Elementary School
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 the office. Additional information is available on our Kids Page.