BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Local agencies will come together to educate residents on how to conserve water at the Greater Bakersfield Water Conservation Day, Saturday.
The event hosted by The Water Association of Kern County and PG&E brings together a handful of water agencies and irrigation companies across the community to educate resident on how can save water and money while still irrigating their lawns.
State regulators are fighting to approve mandatory water restrictions that would fine residents up to $500 if found wasting water outdoors.
"The majority of water usage for residential customers is outside their home," said Katie Allen spokesperson for PG&E.
A recent study found that current conservation efforts have resulted in only a five percent decrease of water use by California residents.
The event will feature tips on conserving water at home, water efficient landscape and irrigation techniques and products, water efficient appliance demonstrations, water information, contests and giveaways.
The Greater Bakersfield Conservation Day begins at 9 a.m. until noon at the Urners at 4110 Wible Road.
Residents are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help families impacted by the drought.
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