WaterSmart Landscape Design Workshop
Tuesday, March 13
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn how to transform your yard into a beautiful, water-saving landscape at this FREE three-hour workshop at the Encinitas Community Center. Topics to be covered include analyzing your yard, identifying and amending soil, removing turf, selecting plants that will thrive in our Mediterranean climate, and irrigating efficiently. Registration is required.
Contest ends Monday, April 10
Fourth grade students residing or attending school in OMWD’s service area are invited to participate in our annual Water Awareness Month poster contest. Winners will have their posters displayed in a 2019 calendar and will receive prizes and recognition. More information.
Thursday, April 12
OMWD offers tours of its facilities, including Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, David C. McCollom Water Treatment Plant, and the 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility, several times a year. Join us to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to deliver safe, reliable drinking water. Registration is required.
WaterSmart Landscape Contest
Contest ends Monday, April 30
Show off your beautiful, water-saving landscape by participating in our WaterSmart Landscape Contest. Enter for your chance to win a great prize, and let your yard inspire others to make their yards more water-efficient. More information.
Elfin Forest Recreation Reserve
Interested in getting in touch with our local natural environment? OMWD’s Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve hosts talks, workshops, and educational hikes to nature lovers of all ages. Visit our EFRR events page for more more information.
Regional Water Smart Events
Organizations throughout the county offer a variety of water smart classes, workshops, and tours. Visit our water wholesaler’s event schedule for details.
OMWD offers tours of its facilities, including Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, David C. McCollom Water Treatment Plant and the 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility several times a year. Please note that Olivenhain Dam and Olivenhain Reservoir are owned by the San Diego County Water Authority; please contact the Authority for tour opportunities.
Tours begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately noon. Reservations must be made by noon on the Monday prior to the scheduled tour date and all attendees must complete a tour release form. Tours may be canceled or closed depending on the level of participation. For safety reasons, tours are not held during inclement weather. Although this is a shuttled tour, there is some walking and stair climbing required, so we recommend wearing comfortable, closed-toe shoes, and loose clothing. It is also suggested that attendees bring a hat, light jacket, and camera.
April 12, 2018
Tours are scheduled for the second Thursday of January, April, July, and October. All attendees will need to submit a signed tour release form.
For more information, please call 760-632-4641.
Find great examples of beautiful landscapes that require less water by visiting the annual WaterSmart Landscape Contest website.
Children in school today are the leaders of tomorrow. OMWD realizes the important role these children will play in future decisions on growth, policies, and water resources. For more information on free education programs within OMWD’s service area, including auditorium performances and custom classroom presentations, visit our schools page.
OMWD employees provide outreach services throughout the year and are able to deliver presentations, facilitate discussions, and provide general information about water issues for groups, civic organizations, and associations.
OMWD’s lobby hosts a small library of material on gardening, irrigation, water conservation, and water industry news. Drop by when you pay your bill or are in the neighborhood.