SOURCE: Association of California Water Agencies

Association of California Water Agencies

August 21, 2009 14:42 ET

'Save Our Water' Featured at California State Fair

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - August 21, 2009) - With the state in its third consecutive dry year, the "Save Our Water" public education program is educating Californians on the importance of water conservation and easy ways to save water at the 2009 California State Fair, which opens today at Cal Expo.

"Save Our Water" is the theme of the California Department of Water Resources' 4,000 square-foot exhibit at the fair. Located in California Building B, the exhibit features colorful panels describing California's water supply, history and challenges, and offers interactive games and activities for children. Family-friendly presentations are scheduled each day on conservation and the importance of protecting our most precious resource. Throughout the exhibit, the focus will be on ways to save water both inside and outside the home.

In addition, Sept. 1 is "Save Our Water Day" at the fair. On that day, the first 1,000 families through the gates will receive free "Save Our Water" hats, posters, decals and shower timers. Other exciting features include performances by Radio Disney and a special "Passport to Water Savings" activity for children. The fair runs Aug. 21-Sept. 7.

The Save Our Water program was launched in April by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the Department of Water Resources in response to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's statewide drought emergency proclamation in February. Patterned after the successful "Flex Your Power" public education campaign, the program aims to educate Californians about the state's water challenges and encourage greater water conservation. For more information on the 2009 California State Fair, visit www.bigfun.org.

For more information about the "Save Our Water" program and ways to conserve water, visit www.saveourh2o.org or follow the program on Facebook or Twitter. For more information about ACWA, visit www.acwa.com. To learn more about the Department of Water Resources, visit www.water.ca.gov.

Contact Information

  • Media contacts:
    Jennifer Persike
    Association of California Water Agencies
    916-441-4545

    Matt Notley
    Department of Water Resources
    916-651-7242