DATE: May 15, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dirk Marks, Water Resources Manager, CLWA (661) 297-1600
Castaic Lake Water Agency Hosts Annual Open House
in Celebration of Water Awareness Month
Milestone Celebration for 150,000+ Garden Visitors
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Castaic Lake Water Agency hosted its annual Open House in Central Park and its facilities that overlook the Park. This event hosted over 1,000 attendees.
In addition to celebrating California Water Awareness Month, Open House also marked the celebration of over 150,000 visitors who have toured the CLWA Conservatory Garden since its inception in 1996. To celebrate this milestone, CLWA held two drawings for $150 raffle prizes. Santa Clarita residents Diane Enriquez and Dan Peak won gift cards to a local nursery.
“The CLWA Water Conservation Garden is a great resource for SCV residents,” said Assistant General Manager Valerie Pryor. “With its varieties of drought-tolerant plants, flowers and grasses, the Garden provides inspiration and ideas for those who may be considering updating their landscape to a more water-efficient design.”
Open House attendees also enjoyed visiting with their local water retailers including Newhall County Water District, Santa Clarita Water District, and Valencia Water Company. Los Angeles County Public Works taught residents about composting in their Smart Gardening Workshop. Local SCV businesses offered professional advice on home and garden services as well as great water saving information for inside and outside of the home.
The children enjoyed the “H2O, Where Did You Go?” water assembly presented by Building Block Entertainment. There were also Ranger Frank’s Wild Friends as well as face painting, a photo booth, popcorn and frozen lemonade.
This proved to be another successful event and one that CLWA staff and the public look forward to every year.
About the Castaic Lake Water Agency:
The Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) is the Santa Clarita Valley’s public water wholesaler. CLWA is one of 29 State Water Project contractors and receives water imported from northern California and Kern County through the California Aqueduct. CLWA operates three large treatment plants, three major pump stations, three water storage facilities and over 45 miles of large diameter transmission pipelines delivering water to four local water retailers. CLWA operates the Santa Clarita Water Division which provides retail water service to 30,000 service connections. Our mission is to provide reliable, quality water at a reasonable cost to the Santa Clarita Valley. www.clwa.org
About the CLWA Conservatory Garden and Learning Center:
The Conservatory Garden and Learning Center is located on the hill above Central Park. It is a community project put on by CLWA in an effort to increase water awareness in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Garden has everything you need to know about water-wise gardening. You’ll find a unique garden thriving with drought-tolerant plants, flowers, and grasses. It is open to the public 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday and 8:00am to 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday. (Please be aware that due to Department of Homeland Security notifications, hours may change without notice.)