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‘Summer Splash’ education series

Registration open for summertime virtual learning opportunities

OW Staff Writer | 6/4/2020, midnight

West Basin Municipal Water District is offering a summer lineup of virtual education classes and other family-friendly resources available to residents in its service area. The district's “Summer Splash” series offers free interactive learning opportunities for adults and students covering important topics such as water conservation, recycled water, and drought tolerant landscaping.

Beginning tomorrow, the District will kick off its Summer Splash series with a Lunch & Learn live webinar, where attendees will hear about water supply reliability and other local and regional water issues. On June 18, West Basin will offer a virtual public tour of the District's world-class Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility.

Registration information and a detailed class schedule is available at www.westbasin.org/summer-splash-2020.

Service area residents who attend both a lunch & learn webinar and a virtual tour in either June or July will receive Water Warrior certificates and be entered into an opportunity drawing for the chance to win a prize.

“We look forward to sharing these wonderful online opportunities with the residents in our communities,” said Gloria D. Gray, president of the West Basin Board of Directors. “These programs allow us to continue offering high-quality water education and outreach programs during the summer when large in-person gatherings are still an uncertainty due to COVID-19 health regulations.”

West Basin is also offering virtual field trips of its Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility to local schools and other youth organizations. The field trips are live webinars hosted by West Basin staff and are aimed at teaching youth about the process of producing recycled water. Additional school resources can be found on the West Basin website, at www.westbasin.org/summer-splash-2020.