OMWD Offers Free Water-Wise Landscape Workshop and Tours of 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility on August 22

Olivenhain Municipal Water District invites members of the public to a free water-wise landscape workshop at its 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility on Saturday, August 22, followed by guided tours of the facility.

Ewing Irrigation will provide an informative and interactive workshop that will introduce methods to reduce outdoor water use and increase irrigation efficiencies. Ewing representatives will also review and demonstrate irrigation components. Workshop participants will get a first-hand look at the inner workings of the equipment and take part in hands-on exercises. The free workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Registration is requested via

Guided tours of the facility will be provided by water reclamation operators and demonstrate how OMWD transforms wastewater into recycled water that is used to irrigate parks, schools, golf courses, landscaped medians, and homeowners association common areas, therefore reducing local demand for costly imported potable water. Tours will be held at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and will last approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

In addition to the workshop and tours, there will also be refreshments, music, and activities for children. Attendees can learn about landscape design and water conservation at a variety of vendor booths.

Open house attendees will also learn first-hand about an exciting new service that OMWD will offer to its customers to help conserve potable water during the drought—a recycled water fill station for residential customer use. The station is located in the 4S Ranch area and is expected to open later this month. It will be open to any OMWD residential customer who has undergone a brief certification process. The recycled water will be provided free of charge and is applicable for non-potable water uses such as landscape irrigation.

The 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility recycles up to two million gallons of water each day and is located at 16595 Dove Canyon Road in San Diego.