West Basin celebrates 20 years of water recycling at annual water harvest festival

On Saturday, Oct. 24, West Basin Municipal Water District of California will host its annual Water Harvest Festival at its water recycling facility in the city of El Segund, where it will celebrate 20 years of water recycling.

EL SEGUNDO, CA, Oct. 16, 2015 -- On Saturday, Oct. 24, West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) of California will host its annual Water Harvest Festival at its water recycling facility in the city of El Segund, where it will celebrate 20 years of water recycling.

The free event will feature more than 30 educational booths that will provide activities and games, such as face-painting and a rock-climbing wall, along with a kid's costume contest, stage shows, pony rides, a reptile petting zoo, and a chance to enter into a grand prize giveaway.

Water-themed stage shows will be presented throughout the day by The Discovery Science Center. The interactive game shows will emphasize the importance of water conservation, demonstrate what it means to be in a drought, and teach the audience ways to reuse water in and around their homes.

West Basin will be hosting tours of its water recycling facility every 15 minutes throughout the event where visitors can get an inside look at the process of converting wastewater into five different usable types of "designer" waters, and even have the opportunity to taste sewer water that has been purified into drinking water quality.

Since the facility was first built 20 years ago, it has produced over 165 billion gallons of recycled water -- equivalent to the amount of water to meet the needs of the city of Los Angeles for an entire year.

Event sponsors include: California Water Service Company, SUEZ, Golden State Water Company, SVA Architects, Inc., Water Replenishment District of Southern California, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, AKM Consulting Engineers, Carollo Engineering, GeoSyntec Consultants, Inc., HDR, and Michael Baker Internationa.

Other sponsors include: Murakawa Communications, National Water Research Institute, Parsons, Tetra Tech, The Louis Berger Group, AEGIS Engineering Management, ARCADIS US, Inc. C&S Sales, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Lee & Ro, Inc., RMC Water and Environment, SPI Engineering, The Solis Group, Vali Cooper & Associates, and Trussel Technologies, Inc.

See also:

"West Basin to release Environmental Impact Report on ocean-water desalination"

"CA water district reaches 150 billion gallons of recycled water"

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