The Water Replenishment District (WRD) will host the 12th annual Groundwater Festival on Saturday May 4, 2019 at the WRD Headquarters in Lakewood from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The annual community event will educate the public about the importance of groundwater, or the “Treasure Beneath Our Feet” with food, music, festivities, education booths, and raffle prizes throughout the day. The event draws over 3,000 residents each year.
The event will also honor regional water advocates, including Jeff Wood, Vice Mayor of the City of Lakewood; Madelyn Glickfield, Director at the UCLA Water Resources Group; Victor Griego, Water Education for Latino Leaders; and Juan Perez, Magnet School Coordinator at Nimitz STEM Magnet Middle School.
“Our annual Groundwater Festival is our opportunity to educate the public about the importance of a sustainable water future,” said WRD Board President John D.S. Allen. “It’s a great way to connect with our community and celebrate our valuable groundwater resources.”
WRD is the largest groundwater agency in the State of California and is responsible for managing and protecting local groundwater resources for four million residents. The need for sustainable and local water resources is imperative to ensure the reliability the region’s water supply. WRD is currently on track to becoming completely independent from costly imported water by the end of this year.