Event aims to help community conserve water

Published 07/11 2014 07:43AM

Updated 07/11 2014 08:03AM

BAKERSFIELD, CA- Californians are being urged to reduce their water use by 20% until the drought loosens its grip. On Saturday, several community organizations are are teaming up for the Greater Bakersfield Water Conservation Day -- offering tips on how you can save water at home.

It seems simple enough to save water and organizers said it can be.

California Water Service district manager Rudy Valles said, "Not washing down your sidewalks and your concrete."

PG&E spokesperson Katie Allen said, "Watering your lawn in the morning, which reduces evaporation."

Greater Bakersfield Water Conservation Day is designed to highlight our water crisis and educate citizens on ways to cut back.

"Everyone is very interested in helping reduce water consumption during the drought, but many of them ask how can I do that and what I'm doing is it really helping? This is a way to get those questions answered," said Allen.

Organizers said being proactive is necessary as we face worsening drought.

Valles said, "We're making it this year, but what about next year. Is everybody thinking ahead?"

The event is Saturday at Urner's Appliance  from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

It's free and open to the public. There will be demonstrations, contests and giveaways.

Also, Golden Empire Gleaners is accepting non-perishable food items to help people impacted by the drought. There will be a donation bin at the event.

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