World of Recreational Water Foundation Awards $20,000 Towards California Campaign

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The Association of Pool and Spa Professional's World of Recreational Water Foundation (WRW) has awarded $20,000 to the California drought relief campaign, Let’s Pool Together, to promote responsible water usage and conservation with pools, spas and hot tubs.

The World of Recreational Water Foundation (WRW) has awarded $20,000 to the California drought relief campaign, Let’s Pool Together, to promote responsible water usage and conservation with pools, spas and hot tubs.

The WRW is the charitable foundation of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP).

“The state of California is in the midst of a serious water crisis,” said WRW and APSP CEO and President Rich Gottwald. “We’re pleased to join APSP members in California, especially our Southern California and Sacramento Chapters, along with the California Pool & Spa Association, Independent Pool and Spa Service Association and others in this effort to educate pool and hot tub owners on ways to conserve water and to tell the real story of recreational water consumption.”

In its fourth year of drought, California is poised to experience one of the driest years ever. In early March, the Governor signed into law a drought-relief package of $687 million. About $46,000,000 will go towards food and housing assistance to help those affected by the drought, the rest will go towards water recapturing, expanding the use of recycled water, better management of groundwater storage and enacting stronger water conservation measures.

“With this sizable donation to the Let’s Pool Together campaign by the WRW, the pool and hot tub industry are in a stronger position to promote water conservation efforts and to explain how recreational water can actually save water consumption in other areas,” Gottwald said.

For more information about World of Recreational Water or to donate to the cause, visit http://www.APSP.org/WRW.

About The World of Recreational Water

World of Recreational Water (WRW) is an international nonprofit foundation that, in collaboration with the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) advocates and fosters responsible use of scarce water resources and represents, defends, and promotes the sustainable use of recreational water. Guided by science, WRW (a 501(c)3) promotes emerging technologies, supports research into the conservation and energy efficient use of recreational water, and underwrites education and training to advance sustainable and safe recreational water environments and practices.

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