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Welcome to our blog! Written by staff at Central Basin, “H2O Convo” explores all things water, including water supply, conservation, new projects, legislative issues, and more. We encourage you to join our online discussion by providing comments and feedback. 


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August 2019 - Posts
Join us for National Night Out! National Night Out is an annual event that encourages community members to build long-lasting relationships with law enforcement. This awareness-raising event takes place every first Tuesday in August. This year, Central Basin will be hosting booths at several cities within its service area on Tuesday, August 6th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Central Basin will be distributing rebate flyers for water conserving appliances and devices, promotional items, and literature on how to reduce your water use. We invite you to join us for a night that will feature food and/or giveaways from local businesses. The police department may host safety demonstrations to raise awareness, offer meet and greets with emergency personnel, conduct seminars to promote drug prevention among youth, and provide information to community members on how to organize neighborhood watch groups to reduce and prevent the amount of crime in their area. National Night Out fosters community ties with one another and law enforcement so that neighborhoods can become safer and more unified against crime efforts. We encourage you to join us in this opportunity to not only to meet the people who protect your community, but to thank them for all that they have done for us. Central Basin will be hosting booths in the cities of Downey, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Montebello, Signal Hill, and Whittier.  
Posted by kelsey.coleman  On Aug 06, 2019 at 2:31 PM
  
August is Water Quality Month August is all about highlighting the quality of water in our communities - be it the beach, the tap water we use every day, or even the little pond in our parks. Central Basin would like to share some ways to protect the water you have now: When taking care of plants, avoid pesticides or chemical fertilizers, as run-off from irrigation can cause it to penetrate and contaminate groundwater. Stick to products with natural nontoxic ingredients. Pick up after your pets. Pet waste can lead to illnesses and cause a negative impact on water quality. Remember not to litter, plastic and improperly disposed of garbage can find its way into storm drains which carry water to local waterways. Sometimes oceans can be the victims of urban run-off pollution, ranging from chemicals in the water harming marine life to forcing entire beaches to close down due to unsafe conditions. Join a local waterway cleanup such as beaches or rivers. This not only helps to reduce the amount of pollution in the area but this increase awareness of the delicacy of the interconnected bodies of water in nature and at home. For more ideas on how to protect your water, check out drinktap.org  
Posted by kelsey.coleman  On Aug 02, 2019 at 9:01 AM