Water Week highlights Washington County water resources, conservation, production

ST. GEORGE – Throughout the week of May 5, Utah will celebrate water by recognizing the essential role water plays in everyday life. The Washington County Water Conservancy District and the City of the St. George are teaming up to bring several events and activities to generate awareness about our country’s water resources.

“Water Week provides opportunities for the community to go behind the scenes of their water services, find out what is done to provide clean, safe water and what can be done to conserve it,” said Rene Fleming, City of St. George Water and Energy Conservation Coordinator.

The week’s festivities start on May 6 with a garden fair held at the water-wise demonstration garden at the Tonaquint Nature Center from 4 to 7 p.m.

“There will be booths on sustainable living and community resources,” said Julie Breckenridge, water conservation manager for the Washington County Water Conservancy District. “This family event has lots of activities for children so stop by and see the awesome resource the water-wise garden holds.”

After the fair, participants can join St. George Mayor Dan McArthur in a walk along the Santa Clara River from 7 to 8 p.m. McArthur will talk about local and worldwide water issues. The walk is symbolic of what mothers and children in water-stressed countries make daily just to get water for their families.

A tour of the Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant will be offered on May 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants can take a look at the process of cleaning the water from the county’s reservoirs for use in Washington County homes. Check out the Waste Water Treatment Plant on May 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. and see what happens to the water you send down your drain.

Event details and contact information

Date: May 5, 6, 7 and 8

Time: 4 to 7 p.m., 7 to 8 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m.

Location: Tonaquint Nature Center, Santa Clara River, Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant, Waste Water Treatment Plant

Admission: Free

Contact: Julie Breckenridge – 435-673-3617

Submitted by: Washington County Water Conservancy District

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