(April 15, 2024) – Rowland Water District (RWD) sponsored Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts’ fun-filled Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 13, 2024. With thousands of attendees, the free event brought the region together to commit to preserving our most precious resources.

The event featured over 50 green exhibitors, including the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Water for LA. Attendees of all ages enjoyed a variety of environment-inspired activities. RWD contributed to the festivities by hosting a booth and providing free promotional conservation items, including water-saving shutoff hose nozzles and collapsible buckets. The District also offered an educational water cycle bracelet activity for visitors to engage with and learn from.

“Earth Day is the perfect reminder to continue our efforts of making conservation a way of life here in California,” RWD Education & Community Outreach Coordinator Brittnie Gildea said. “We appreciate this opportunity to connect with the community and thank them for taking care of our planet.”

The public was able to tour two critical environmental facilities in Whittier, the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant and the Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility.  The San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant has a pump that is shared by RWD, the City of Industry, and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District; a connection that feeds our recycled water tanks and is one of our sources of recycled water.

In the spirit of making everyday Earth Day, RWD reminds the public to conserve our most precious resource. Here are a few tips to practice at home:

  • Save water whenever possible — practice water-wise habits
  • Install water-efficient appliances
  • Take showers that last 5 minutes or less
  • Use less than a full tub when taking a bath
  • Turn water off while brushing your teeth
  • Fill a sink with water instead of running the faucet to wash up
  • Flush the toilet only when necessary
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks and driveway
  • Use a bucket of water when cleaning your car
  • Use self-shutoff nozzles on hoses

Learn more ways to conserve water at www.rwd.org.