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Water Centennial Events Announced-UPDATED

Water Centennial Events Announced-UPDATED

City officials gathered with community members, the news media and Pasadena Museum of History members in the Courtyard of the Pasadena Central Library Nov. 7 to celebrate the Centennial for the Pasadena Water & Power Department as part of the formal opening of a special historic exhibit inside the Central Library featuring rare artifacts of Pasadena's water history. The Opening Toast was completed with--what else--clean, safe water from Water & Power! Seen in photo, from left, Pasadena Assistant City Manager Julie Gutierrez, Water & Power Assistant General Manager Eric Klinkner, Water & Power General Manager Phyllis Currie, Water & Power Assistant General Manager Shan Kwan, Pasadena City Council member Terry Tornek and Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck.


PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) kicks off its Centennial Celebration with a series of special events this fall, including a display of rare artifacts from Pasadena’s water history, a guided walking tour in the Arroyo Seco and free panel discussions to enlighten and engage the public.  The PWP events include: 

Opening Reception for Historical Exhibit—“Celebrating Pasadena’s Water Centennial” from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7. 

Join PWP in celebrating a century of municipal water service by visiting a special exhibit of rare artifacts, photos and historical documents from the past 100 years.  Exhibit opening and special reception Nov. 7 at the Central Library, 285 East Walnut St.  Produced in partnership with the Pasadena Museum of History.  Exhibit is on display through November. 

Panel Discussion: “A Future for Water in Pasadena and California” from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. 

Hear from esteemed industry leaders—including Pasadena’s General Manager Phyllis Currie and Metropolitan Water District Director Timothy Brick—about the future of Pasadena’s water and the unique supply challenges and opportunities facing our city and state.  Co-sponsored by PWP and the Arroyo Seco Foundation at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., where “Facing the Sublime,” a water-themed exhibit is also available through January. 

“Historical Zanja Walk” Saturday, Nov. 24.  Check website for trail head & start time. 

Walk off that Thanksgiving turkey with a guided nature hike though the Arroyo Seco that retraces the earliest history of water capture and distribution in Pasadena.  History buffs will enjoy this Saturday morning hike along Pasadena’s “Dry Stream,” organized in conjunction with the Arroyo Seco Foundation.  Please bring appropriate hiking attire, shoes and water. PWP gift bags will be provided. 

Panel Discussion: “Pasadena’s Century of Influence in Water Works” from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27. 

A panel of industry leaders come together for PWP’s second symposium, which explores PWP’s role in influencing 20th Century water works throughout California.  Hear from Councilmember Margaret McAustin, Metropolitan Water District Director Timothy Brick and others as they share insights into Pasadena’s rich water history.  Co-sponsored by PWP and the Arroyo Seco Foundation at the Central Library, 285 East Walnut St. 

For updates and details about these and other Water Centennial events, visit www.pwpweb.com/watercentennial.  For more information about the City of Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net.  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2012, #091-12 

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net, or Valerie Howard, Pasadena Water & Power, (562) 298-297, valeriehowardpr@gmail.com 




Posted: 11/8/2012 05:00:00 PM
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