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June 18, 2015   
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Award-Winning Garden Exhibit at San Diego County Fair
'Bucket List Challenge,' Offers Free Water-Saving Pails

2014 Annual Report
"Stand & Deliver - Rising to the Water Reliability Challenge"

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Visit the Award-Winning Garden Exhibit at San Diego County Fair  

While you are at the San Diego County Fair, stop by the Water Authority's garden exhibit at the entrance to the Paul Ecke, Jr. Flower & Garden Show through July 5. The Water Authority and San Diego Horticultural Society created the display garden, which celebrates the centennial of the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park with a re-creation of the Alcázar Garden originally designed by Richard Requa in 1935. It also demonstrates the principles of water conservation, low maintenance, sustainability and climate-appropriate plants on a scale that's accessible to homeowners.  

In the center of the garden,
a waterless fountain features
a large blue pot filled
with succulents.

The garden was designed by Jim Bishop and installed by Marilyn's Garden Design with the help of students at MiraCosta College's Horticultural Program. It has won seven awards, including one for unique color landscapes and another for landscapes that benefit the environment.


For more information about the garden display, go to www.sdhort.org.

Water Authority Launches 'Bucket List Challenge,' Offers Free Water-Saving Pails 


You might not be able to check scuba diving in Tonga off your bucket list this summer, but you can save water with stylish blue buckets offered by the Water Authority as part of its Bucket List Challenge.


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 are 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.


Other promotional items that are part of the regional When in Drought conservation and outreach campaign are available at whenindrought.org.com/drought-freebies

The San Diego County Water Authority works through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe and reliable water supply to support the region's $206 billion economy and quality of life of 3.1 million residents.