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New public health, water conservation resource aims to thwart mosquitoes before spring

San Gabriel Valley agencies launches "Be Water Wise and Bite Free" webinar

Residents have a new winter resource that teaches them to conserve water around their home and learn ways to prevent pesky mosquito problems.

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The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) and Walnut Valley Water District (WVWD) released "Be Water Wise and Bite Free," the first webinar in the series that promotes water conservation and public health. The video launches February 16, 2021.

“The world of water and mosquitoes is deeply intertwined in our neighborhoods,”
SGVMVCD Public Information Officer Levy Sun

“It only makes sense that mosquito control and Walnut Valley Water District collaborate to inform community members on how they can protect themselves against mosquitoes and apply smart irrigation practices for increased water savings," said Sun.

Key messages and takeaways from the "Be Water Wise and Bite Free" webinar include:

  1. How mosquitoes are a threat to your health and your community
  2. Three easy mosquito prevention actions: Tip, Toss, and Protect
  3. Smart irrigation practices including proper maintenance of rain barrels and rebate information
  4. How to give your sprinkler system a water wise tune up

"WVWD is excited to partner with SGVMVCD to help bridge the gap in knowledge between smart water conservation practices and public health," said WVWD General Manager Erik Hitchman. "During the winter, we encourage our customers to apply water efficient practices for direct water savings in and around their home and to help safeguard against the rise of mosquitoes in our service area."

For more information and to view the "Be Water Wise and Bite Free" webinar, please visit Walnut Valley Water District's website at or you can watch it now by clicking the video link (YouTube).