• Water Conservation Showcase at the Fair

    There will be a Water Conservation Showcase, A Water-Wise Vendor Expo at the County Fair this Saturday, Sept. 5 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Garden Display Courtyard.

    Due to the ongoing drought, conserving water is of the utmost importance. California Governor Jerry Brown has mandated that the State of California as a whole reduce its water consumption by 25 percent and that 50 million square feet of lawn be removed and replaced with drought-tolerant landscaping.

    This event, sponsored by The Water Awareness Committee of Monterey County, Inc., will provide valuable information about indoor and outdoor water conservation practices, devices, appliances, and fixtures that improve water use efficiency, help avoid high monthly water bills, and reduce demands on local water resources.

    The Expo will include:

    • Information: The latest news about our water resources, water rates, water supply projects, and available water conservation assistance.

    • Demonstrations: New landscaping and irrigation practices, planting design, irrigation equipment, and household fixture retrofitting that help reduce water use and improve and protect the environment.

    • Vendor Expo: Experts will discuss the latest technologies in bath and kitchen fixtures, high-efficiency clothes washers, water-wise landscape plants, efficient irrigation controls, and artificial turf.


    Formed in 1988, WAC comprises representatives from public agencies and private companies, as well as interested citizens. A non-profit, 501(3)(c) public-benefit tax-exempt corporation organized for educational and charitable purposes, the WAC operates on donations and grants from public and private entities.

    Additional information on WAC is available online at waterawareness.org.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 1, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Water


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