Palmdale, CA – To help community members prepare for emergencies, Palmdale Water District (PWD) will provide information and FREE supplies to start emergency kits at its Let’s Talk H2O! with PWD from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 19 at its headquarters, 2029 East Avenue Q, Palmdale.
The public is invited to take part in a casual conversation with PWD about how to prepare for water emergencies resulting from natural causes or other disasters. Staff will assist attendees with starting their own emergency kits with items including waterproof matches, light sticks, whistles, emergency blankets, emergency drinking water pouches and tablets to disinfect water. Supplies will be available for only the first 50 people who sign up and attend the event and will be limited to one kit per adult.
“Living in Southern California, we are all aware that natural disasters are inevitable,” said PWD Assistant General Manager Adam Ly. “It’s only a
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matter of time, so we want to help our community be ready. The information they receive and the basic supplies they get to start a kit could be lifesavers.”
Ly, who leads PWD’s Emergency Response Team, will be the presenter at Let’s Talk H2O!
Attendees will have a chance to win a basic bucket emergency kit for two and other prizes, including a multifunction radio, pet kit for a dog, filtered water bottle and an LED headlamp. Must be present to win. Event is FREE, but registration is required. Space is limited. To participate, register at http://bit.ly/2Fx2j90 or go to palmdalewater.org. For more information, please contact Public Affairs Specialist Laura Gallegos at 661-441-5944.
Since 1918, the Palmdale Water District has provided high-quality water at a reasonable cost. We pride ourselves on providing great customer care; advocating for local water issues that help our residents; educating the community on water-use efficiency; and leading our region in researching and implementing emerging technologies that increase operational efficiency. For more information about PWD, visit www.palmdalewater.org.