Hundreds show for Apple Valley's first water conservation fair

May 24, 2012, 19:45 ET from Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company

APPLE VALLEY, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of people showed up to Mojave Water Agency on Saturday, May 12 to celebrate water awareness month at Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company's (AVR) first annual Spring Conservation Fair.

The event boasted dozens of booths, workshops, landscape demonstrations, children's activities, awards, and more. Local businesses and organizations sponsored the event donating thousands of dollars in prizes.

This year, the fair served as voting headquarters for the AVR People Choice Awards—a before and after contest open to water conservation trailblazers who turned their yards into beautiful, high-desert water conservation landscapes.

"It is a spirited event that created a lot fun and learning," said General Manager Scott Weldy. "The landscape irrigation workshop signed up 100 people within a few hours."

Apple Valley's award-winning Police Volunteer group Citizens On Patrol (COPS) provided no-cost fingerprinting to families with children. The Apple Valley Fire Protection District was also in attendance. The company forecasts a very successful year in 2013 too; they will soon begin gearing up for next year.

"We are committed to raising awareness on water matters," said Weldy. "It is nice to see people demonstrate an interest. As a steward of water, it is our responsibility to reach out and educate the public on all water matters, such as conservation and protecting the aquifer."

About Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company

Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company (AVR) delivers safe, reliable water and exceptional service to about 20,000 connections, about 63,000 people, in the town of Apple Valley and parts of San Bernardino County communities. Additional information may be found by visiting

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