PWP Installs New Hydration Stations, Urges Pasadenans to “Rethink Your Drink”

Pasadena Water & Power unveils a new water station during Rethink Your Drink Day at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena., Wednesday, April 18, 2019 (Eric Reed/Pasadena Water & Power)Pasadena Water & Power unveils a new water station during Rethink Your Drink Day at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena., Wednesday, April 18, 2019 (Eric Reed/Pasadena Water & Power)Pasadena Water & Power unveils a new water station during Rethink Your Drink Day at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena., Wednesday, April 18, 2019 (Eric Reed/Pasadena Water & Power)Pasadena Water & Power unveils a new water station during Rethink Your Drink Day at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena., Wednesday, April 18, 2019 (Eric Reed/Pasadena Water & Power)Pasadena Water & Power unveils a new water station during Rethink Your Drink Day at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena., Wednesday, April 18, 2019 (Eric Reed/Pasadena Water & Power)Pasadena Water & Power unveils a new water station during Rethink Your Drink Day at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena., Wednesday, April 18, 2019 (Eric Reed/Pasadena Water & Power)

Photography by ERIC REED/Pasadena Water & Power

4:48 am | May 13, 2019


May is Water Awareness Month and the Pasadena Water and Power Dept. celebrated a bit by unveiling a new La Pintoresca Park hydration station which will provide a convenient place to refill reusable water bottles with healthy drinking water.

Over the next few months, more hydration stations will be installed at Villa Parke, Jackie Robinson Park, and other community center locations in Pasadena.

PWP General Manager Gurcharan Bawa said the utility plans to engage with community organizations in Pasadena during the entire month in an effort to educate people about the importance of water as a precious resource.

Water Awareness Month was established in 1989 to encourage conservation and highlight the value of reliable, high-quality water.

At a May 8 event called “Rethink Your Drink Day,” PWP partnered with the City of Pasadena Public Health Department to encourage the public to switch from sugary drinks to healthy drinking water.

PWP says it is committed to providing the community with access to convenient, healthy hydration sources that help to protect local water.

“By using hydration stations and reusable bottles, Pasadena residents are also helping to reduce the plastic waste that enters into our local Arroyo Seco stream,” a PWP statement said.

Water Awareness Month also included a Girl Scout Troop Tour of PWP’s Monk Hill Water Treatment Plant along with PWP’s STEAM Fair at Sierra Madre Middle School.

From May 17 to 19, the PWP-sponsored John Muir High School Solar Cup team will compete in the 2019 Solar Cup, a three-day, eco-boating competition offered annually by the Metropolitan Water District (MWD).

The team will compete with about 40 more high school teams from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties, using solar-powered boats on Lake Skinner.

PWP has been sponsoring the John Muir team in the Solar Cup for the past 10 years.

For more information about Pasadena’s Water Awareness Month events, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/water-and-power/may-is-water-awareness-month.