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San Mateo County Fair and Event Center Partners With San Mateo County With New Water Conservation Efforts to Combat California’s Worst Drought on Record

San Mateo County Fair has partnered with San Mateo County to develop several water conservation efforts specifically for the San Mateo County Fair and the event center campus throughout the year.


San Mateo, CA USA – WEBWIRE

My staff, the San Mateo County Fair and Exposition Association Board of Directors and I are committed to efforts to not only conserve water during this drought but also create a sustainable environment," said Chris A. Carpenter SVP & General Manager SMCEC.

San Mateo County Fair has partnered with San Mateo County to develop several water conservation efforts specifically for the San Mateo County Fair and the event center  campus throughout the year.

Among the programs: “Brown is the New Green” signage is being placed throughout the San Mateo County Event Center (SMCEC) campus. Signage that states “Use Water Wisely” is posted above sinks and other water stations. Power washing on the event center campus has been completely eliminated unless absolutely necessary. Indoor scrubbing of floors was reduced to a minimum and replaced with more sweeping of floors when possible.  The lawns at the event center are being watered for only 10 minutes per night, which has resulted in a 75% reduction in water use.  Letters have gone out to all vendors, volunteers, staff and clients of the SMCEC requesting their support in water conservation. This includes the livestock area where trailer washing is now prohibited for example.

The (SMCEC) has a 600-gallon water pump truck that can be used to water lawns with reclaimed water. The recent Maker Faire purchased 24,000 gallons of water from the Redwood City Water Department for one of their attractions: the Battleship Pond. (SMCEC) rented a 21,000-gallon tank to pump 21,000 gallons from the Battleship Pond with the balance of the reclaimed water pumped into a 5,000 tank that (SMCEC) owns.

Although San Mateo County Event Center (SMCEC) has practiced sustainability efforts for a number of years, they continue to improve signage and efforts in this regard. Chris A. Carpenter the SVP and General Manager said: “My staff, the San Mateo County Fair and Exposition Association Board of Directors and I are committed to efforts to not only conserve water during this drought but also create a sustainable environment. I am working with our new food services company—Creative Touch Catering & Food Services to purchase a device that will convert food waste to a compostable material that can be used for our lawns and a garden we hope to maintain soon. We want to begin to grow our own produce soon to use in our concessions and catered functions.”

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