Community Resources

San Gabriel Valley Water Forum

The San Gabriel Valley Water Forum began in 2012 as a public educational conference dedicated to exploration of important water issues. The forum features keynote speakers and panel discussions by industry and government experts on topics such as water quality, drought, supply and technology.

The sponsoring agencies are:

  • San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
  • Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
  • Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster
  • Three Valleys Municipal Water District
  • San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority.

For additional information, visit www.sgvwaterforum.com.

H2Owl Program

SGVMWD’s fun and informative water education program features H2Owl, a mascot that visits schools, parks, and community and business events to promote water conservation practices. H2Owl shares his message through flyers, fact sheets and giveaway items.

If you would like H2Owl to appear at your event or location,
call (626) 969-7911 or send an email to info@sgvmwd.com for details.

Educational Outreach

For more than a decade the District has offered a guest speaker assembly program for elementary and middle schools within its service area that promotes water education and water conservation.

School districts are dealing with very challenging educational and operational issues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As the future remains uncertain, the District is evaluating new ways of partnering with schools with the potential of increased usage of on-line and social media-based means of water education. Please check our website for updates.

Earn money for your youth group through the H2Owl Mascot Partnership Program

HOW IT WORKS:

SGVMWD partners with youth groups in our member cities to make the program a success. Members of youth groups wear the H2Owl costume and form an entourage that travels with the mascot to provide helpful information at group gatherings and events. Our youthful mascot partners are trained on water-related issues and conservation to prepare them for the outreach. In addition to gaining valuable education and service opportunities, the Water District makes financial donations to the youth groups to help them with their club and service activities. For information on how to participate, call (626) 969-7911 or email info@sgvmwd.com.

Speakers Bureau

SGVMWD is pleased to provide speakers and information to help make your community or work-related meeting a success. Board members and District staff are available to speak on a variety of water-related topics. The District provides a booth with water conservation information that may be used at community, work, school and youth events.

Please call the District at (626) 969-9611 to discuss how we might assist your water-related or educational events.

Virtual Water Tour

Ever wonder how your water gets from the mountains of Northern California to your home? Get the answers on our virtual water tour that you can take from the comfort of your home!

The 8 1⁄2 minute video tour guides you from the beginning of the California Aqueduct, through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the San Gabriel Valley and SGVMWD’s facilities. You will have a bird’s-eye view of the treatment and distribution process and a hydroelectric facility as well as the pipes, pumps and spreading grounds where water recharges the basin below.

The virtual tour is offered in English, Spanish and Chinese. Please click on one of the links to take the tour!

VIEW THE “EDUCATIONAL WATER TOUR” VIDEO
VIEW THE “WHERE OUR WATER COMES FROM” VIDEO

Book a Tour

Our in-person tours for the public will resume once gathering restrictions imposed because of COVID-19 are lifted. To book a tour, please contact us at 626-969-7911, or email us at info@sgvmwd.com.