Wednesday, November 21, 2012

El Segundo Magazine: Water Harvest Festival Teaches Water Conservation

El Segundo TV Reporter Amy Lieu at the Water Harvest Festival

I covered the 14th Annual Water Harvest Festival last weekend. This year’s theme is “The Value of Water.”  It was really interesting to learn about water conservation. I am again inspired to save water and help save the planet.
The event was at the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, hosted by The West Basin Municipal Water District. It’s free to the public and located right here in El Segundo.
The water festival was a big hit in the community, with about 1,500 people in attendance.  Water education, entertainment, games, and food were provided by 45 vendors.
Various booths presented information to the public. Interviewees from the community informed me about water. Through this event, the public, including myself, realized the utmost importance of conserving water. It is such a precious yet dwindling resource. I feel simply humbled and blessed to even have access to it.
Southern California gets its water from the San Francisco Bay Delta and the Colorado River. Because of population growth, sustaining the water source is becoming an increasing problem.
Some of the ways that people can conserve water are to close the faucet while brushing one’s teeth, use a broom to sweep the driveway instead of hosing it down, and limiting showers to about five minutes. Another way is by fixing any leaks.
You can find out more about water conservation, recycling water, and its importance at the West Basin website:
In my video story, you will see the important functions of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility. In fact, it is offering free tours to the public the second Saturday of every other month. Remaining tours for the year are September 8 and November 10.  You can also visit the website above for more information.
Watch my Water Harvest Festival story for El Segundo Magazine here.
I can’t wait to share my next story with you all!

Yours Truly,
Amy Lieu
El Segundo TV Reporter

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