Water Authority Launches ‘Bucket List Challenge,’ Offers Free Water-Saving Pails
As the region aims to meet state-mandated water-use reductions, the Water Authority is giving away seven-quart plastic pails this summer while supplies last to promote creative ways for saving and reusing water with the buckets. The public is invited to share water conservation ideas and photos on Twitter using #bucketlist and #cadrought.
The first bucket giveaway is from 10 a.m. to noon (or while supplies last) on Friday, June 19, at the Water Authority’s award-winning garden exhibit at the entrance to the San Diego County Fair’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Flower & Garden Show. Buckets also will be available during regular business hours at the Water Authority’s headquarters, 4677 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa, starting Monday, June 22. The Water Authority is planning additional bucket giveaways this summer.
To help local water agencies meet state water-use reduction targets and avoid state fines, the Water Authority’s Board of Directors has restricted irrigation of ornamental landscapes with potable water to no more than two days a week across the region. The Water Authority’s 24 retail member agencies are responsible for determining the specific measures necessary to meet state mandates. Links to local agency restrictions, state regulations, water-saving tips and other resources are at www.whenindrought.org, the website for the Water Authority’s When in Drought outreach campaign.