WVWD Provides Residents with Water Conservation Tools by Jillian Keller Oct 17, 2019 Member Submitted News WALNUT – Walnut Valley Water District hosted its biannual Turf Removal and Garden Transformation Workshop for local customers at District headquarters in Walnut on October 15, 2019. Residents from Walnut, Diamond Bar, and Rowland Heights learned how to reduce waste by replacing turf grass with water-wise landscaping. The workshop included an evaluation of landscape opportunities, garden transformation planning, landscape maintenance scheduling, and demonstrations of chemical free grass removal, identification of healthy soil and turf types. Events such as these enhance the customer experience through education and a newfound understanding of the urgency to implement water conservation measures. In addition to turf removal tips, customers also received information regarding Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) Turf Replacement Program. WVWD customers are eligible for MWD’s Turf Replacement Program and can receive $2 per square foot of grass removed. District customers are encouraged to contact MWD directly to learn more about the program. Eligibility details and program requirements can be found at mwdh20.com or socalwatersmart.com. By providing local customers with essential tools and resources, the District hopes to enable its customers to think proactively about preserving California’s most precious resource. “On average, over 60% of residential water is used outdoors,” said WVWD Board Director, Jerry Tang. “By providing our customers with the resources that they need, we are able to work together to prioritize water conservation.” Event attendees received goodie bags complete with outdoor water conservation items such as hose nozzles, moisture meters, and booklets on California friendly landscaping, courtesy of WVWD. For more information on upcoming events and water conservation tips, please visit Walnut Valley Water District’s website at www.wvwd.com. ### About Walnut Valley Water District Walnut Valley Water District was formed in 1952, and after more than six decades of service to the community, the District operates and maintains two large imported water pipelines, 497 miles of distribution mains, 17 pump plants, and 31 reservoirs with a storage capacity of 94.1 million gallons of water. The District also provides water service to more than 27,000 connections in an area encompassing 17,900 acres, serving a population of more than 100,000 residents and businesses in six local communities.