Parents: Do your kids guilt you into conserving?

Posted at 7:42 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 22:42:07-04

The San Diego County Water Authority is using a unique source to teach adults about water conservation -- their children.

The SDCWA is reaching out to children through performances by Razzle Bam Boom, a musical comedy duo made up of Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas.

Their routine teaches students where water comes from and why it's important to conserve. Beckwith and Thomas have performed in front of about two million kids during their 16 years together.

"It's all live, so we feel like we make an impact on that two million," said Beckwith.

Schools hire the duo through the SDCWA.

"Our hope is that they spark conversations," said SDCWA spokesman Mike Lee.

"We're giving them this visual and musical memories so they can think about, 'Oh yeah, I remember all those buckets on stage,'" said Thomas.

"They understand it, they get it -- we need water to survive, we don't have enough," said Beckwith.

It also helps to have the kids patrol mom and dad just in case they're wasting water, too.

"They tell mom and dad, 'Hey, turn it off. You don't need an eight-minute shower. Maybe a four- or five-minute [shower] will be fine,'" said Lee.