Education Programs

In Southern California, water is a complicated subject. Helping our customers, teachers and students, community leaders and the media understand the complexities of water, wastewater and water recycling helps us protect San Diego's water and environment.

For more information or to sign up for any of our education programs contact Melissa McChesney at (619) 258-4680.

Water Recycling Facility Tours
Students and customers are invited to tour our Water Recycling Facility to learn about the process of turning sewage into clean, safe recycled water for recreation and irrigation. Water recycling is part of California's fifth grade science curriculum. Groups of all ages are welcome.

Santee Lakes Junior Ranger Program
Right after the Water Recycling tour, students can identify bird species and tackle other fun science and math challenges at Santee Lakes. Have a picnic, too!

Water is Life Poster Contest
Students in grades K-12 are invited to put their creative caps on and participate in the annual Water is Life Poster Contest. To enter, students create a hand drawn poster depicting this year's theme.

Water Conservation Garden Tours
Learning about the beauty of water-efficient landscaping is how we will save more of San Diego's water supply in the future. Plant guides are available in the garden for self-guided tours.

Speakers Bureau
We welcome the opportunity to talk with any club, class, or community organization about water resources and the services of Padre Dam Municipal Water District.

20-Gallon Challenge School Pledge Promotion
Students who complete the 20-Gallon Challenge could be entered to win tickets to Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park or Legoland.