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SOURCE Water Replenishment District of Southern California
5th Grade Students Take Pledge To Protect Our Groundwater
PARAMOUNT, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) officials and students from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, part of the Paramount Unified School District, gathered to celebrate "National Protect Your Groundwater Day." During the assembly, more than 160 fifth grade students took the Act, Consider, and Take action (A.C.T.) Pledge, a commitment to help protect and conserve local groundwater supplies.
The assembly featured WRD Board Director Albert Robles, Roosevelt Principal Susan Marilley, and several Roosevelt Elementary School teachers. WRD staff, including a Hydrogeologist, and an Engineer and Water Quality Expert had a Q&A session to answer students' questions about groundwater. Each student received water education materials and information, a certificate of participation from WRD, and a special certificate of recognition from California State Senator Ricardo Lara.
WRD Board Director Albert Robles said "Protect Your Groundwater Day provides the perfect opportunity to educate people of all ages about the importance of protecting our groundwater. Most people know very little about our local groundwater, yet it is an absolutely indispensible resource for our region. Forty percent of our water supply comes from the groundwater basin, which have been successfully managed by WRD for more than 50 years."
WRD joins the National Groundwater Association and other water agencies across the country to promote "Protect Your Groundwater Day" each year. The goal is to raise awareness about the protection of groundwater, the largest source of fresh water in the world.
Learn more about WRD and how to "Protect Your Groundwater" at www.wrd.org.
Formed by a vote of the people in 1959, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California is the regional groundwater management agency to over ten percent of California's population residing in 43 cities in southern Los Angeles County. WRD is governed by a publicly elected Board of Directors which includes Willard H. Murray, Jr., Robert Katherman, Sergio Calderon, and Albert Robles.
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