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Wednesday 15th , 2014
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1923 The average Southern California family uses approximately 500 gallons of water every day for drinking, cooking, cleaning, bathing, and recreation.  Water in California is limited. By using water responsibly, Los Angeles County residents can make a huge difference in protecting this natural resource for future generations. The Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts’ website provides ways in which households can help protect this natural resource through three cost and water saving tips. 

  • 1921 One: Set your sprinkler system to water only at night. You’ll save hundreds of gallons of water each month!
  • Two: Fix indoor faucets and toilet leaks and save thousands of gallons each month. 
  • Three: Plant native and drought-tolerant landscapes and save tens of thousands of gallons each month and cut household outdoor water use in half.  

1922 Watering the yard, filling the swimming pool or hot tub and other outdoor water needs consume about 70 percent of the water used in a typical single-family home. To reduce recreational water use at your home, Kidspace Children’s Museum offers families and caregivers a space for children to cool down during record breaking temperatures, while not having to waste water in their own household environments or childcare facilities. 

1924 Instead of filling the kiddie pool, having water balloons fights, or cooling down by running through the sprinklers, Kidspace offers many opportunities for water play with the Interpretive Arroyo, Splash Dance Fountains, Kirby’s Kids water table, and Water Symphony. Many of the water features offered at Kidspace utilize recycled water that is continually recirculated through a filtration system, making the exhibit safe for guests to enjoy while also conserving a precious resource.  Additionally, many of the native plantings featured in the Kidspace Gardens and throughout the museum, are drought tolerate, requiring limited water usage for sustainability. 

With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Kidspace will take further measures to conserve water by limiting operating hours for designated water exhibits.  As of September 30, 2014, the operating hours for the Splash Dance Fountains and Water Symphony have been reduced to 11:00 am to 3:00 pm daily from Tuesday through Sunday.  Visit www.kidspacmusuem.org for an updated listing of current modifications being made to increase water conservation at Kidspace Children’s Museum. 

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MaryAnn Viviano, Business Operations Director, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2004.  Prior experience includes working for the American Red Cross after receiving a BA in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.