Celebrate the Importance of Water to Our Lives at the Palm Springs Public Library

      Beginning on Thursday, March 18th and continuing through the end of the month, the Palm Springs Public Library will be hosting an informational exhibit on the importance of water conservation in ensuring a sustainable supply of clean, fresh water.  The Water is Life exhibit is presented in recognition of the United Nations World Water Day on March 22nd, by the City of Palms Springs Sustainability Commission and Palm Springs Green Scene.

      The exhibit examines global, national and local water supply issues and features a “20 Gallon Challenge” that describes simple ways for individuals to save 20 gallons or more per day in their homes. “We all need to work together to conserve water, especially in our yards which is where about 70 percent of our water goes”, says Commissioner April Hildner, “When people look at our 20 Gallon Challenge chart, they’ll be amazed at how much water they can save by installing a smart irrigation controller or converting some of their grass to drought tolerant landscaping.” 

            The focus on this important issue continues on Tuesday, March 23rd when a representative from Desert Water Agency (DWA) and the City of Palm Springs Sustainability Manager will be at the library from 3  – 6 p.m. to hand-out information and discuss the DWA smart water irrigation controller program and other water saving techniques.  

            Then, beginning at 6:00 p.m. the Palm Springs Public Library, in partnership with the Palm Springs Sustainability Commission and the Palm Springs Green Scene, will screen the film Flow—For the Love of Water as the final film in a ‘Sustainable Community’ film series.  This award-winning documentary investigates what experts call the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – the privatization of the world’s water supply. The film reveals the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, while begging the question “Can anyone really own water?”  Following the film the audience will discuss what steps we can take locally to maintain our quality of life.

          This program is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited.  The screening will occur in The Learning Center at the Library.


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