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Source: Helix Water District

May 9, 2018 (Rancho San Diego) -- The award-winning Water Conservation Garden will host Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday,    May 19, for customers of Helix Water District, the City of San Diego, Otay Water District and Sweetwater Authority.

The free event opens at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m., offering a fun Saturday morning before the day heats up. And, Kona Ice will be there again this year, keeping it cool with FREE Hawaiian Shave Ice, which begins as a snow cone but tastes like a Hawaiian vacation when sweet cream and fresh fruit are added. There will be a limit of ONE FREE shave ice per person, while supplies last.

The event offers activities for kids, plus Ms. Smarty Plants, Butterfly Encounters, Tortoise Talk and garden tours. Homeowners can learn how to “Toss the Turf”, discover drought-tolerant plants, get landscaping advice and tour The Garden’s five acres for landscaping inspiration.

Helix Water District co-funded the development of The Water Conservation Garden so East County residents could experience the beauty of water efficient landscaping and envision a water efficient landscape of their own. The Garden also offers classes and events throughout the year.

The Garden is located on the Cuyamaca College campus at 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West in El Cajon, just off Jamacha Road. For more information, go to or call The Water Conservation Garden at 619-660-0614.



Drought tolerant landscaping is a necessity, not a luxury. So many people waste our precious water supply. Toilet to tap is fast becoming a reality. Do we really know what is in our drinking water?