Water News



The WAKC is happy to assist media in covering water issues/drought in California. If you have questions, need to know who to talk to, how to reach someone or assistance in locating the proper agency/district/organization for a story, please call Beth Pandol at 661-302-8171 or email bpandol@wakc.com. Water is a very complicated subject and we are happy to assist you in finding the right sources for your stories.

If you are looking for phone numbers and contacts at local water districts and water organizations click here for WAKC’s “Who’s Who” in Kern County water.

Everyone can participate in water conservation

If you live in Kern County, your water supply is critical to your everyday life. Whether you work at an auto shop, a retail store, a school or a farm, having an adequate water supply is important for your job and your lifestyle. Since Kern County receives just about seven inches of rain a year, it’s important that we maintain our water supply from the northern parts of California, plus conserve what we have here.

Learn more about how you can conserve water and save this precious resource. Remember – Every Drop Counts in Kern!

Water conservation for kids.

WATER SAVING TIP: Do you like the water you drink to be cold? Rather than running the kitchen faucet for several minutes to get cold water, keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator

Thank you to our sponsors for the “Every Drop Counts in Kern” campaign
East Niles Community Services District
ID-4 of the Kern County Water Agency
Oildale Mutual Water Co.

Water Conservation for Kids – Fun Activities!

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Water Fact

In 1908, Jersey City, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois were the first water supplies to be chlorinated in the U.S.

Join the Water Association of Kern County

Help support education, outreach and information about water issues in Kern County.

The Water Association of Kern County is embarking upon a new, stronger effort to educate the general public about water issues that effect Kern County. A newly designed website, videos, Facebook and Twitter are all methods that will be used as a way of reaching the public. Messages will be simple and clear and provide many sources of information about water so that citizens  and policy makers can become informed and be better decision makers. Learn More ▸

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