It has been a whirlwind around here. I should be a lot more frequent in my blogging coming up since I have so much to share.
The biggest news at the moment is that this past weekend I finished San Diego County Water Authority’s Water Academy.
I wanted to attend the Academy ever since I first heard about it last year. There are more applicants than spots, so I was super pleased to be accepted. Hearing a presentation about how our fair city was planning on getting 25% of its water from reclamation in the next 20 years made me want to know more about where our water comes from now. And now I know.
The Water Authority benefits by having a more educated population base. Their last instruction for us was to use a three word phrase whenever needed,”That’s not true.” I’ve already done it, so I guess I’ve earned my weight.
Over the course of three weeks, I learned all about the history of water in San Diego, how the water planners decide where to get our water from and how much, and finally fun tours of our local desalination plant and a reservoir that is closed to the public.
Did you know that in 1947 San Diego was within three weeks of completely running out of water? I didn’t until I attended the Academy. A lot of my sentences lately have started with “Did you know …” followed by a fun water fact.
We had an actual graduation ceremony on Saturday, complete with “Pomp and Circumstance” playing in the background. We all loved it!
Not only did we get to cross the stage as our names were called, we got an excellent swag stash. I’m really excited about the polo shirt.
Previously we’d received a logo’d beer glass, a sprinkler head, and a really cool reusable bag. The knowledge I received, however, was the most valuable of all.
And now, since I’ve passed, I can now be addressed as Madam Water Ambassador.