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EVMWD Honors Local Student Artists at Annual Water Conservation Art Contest

More than 2,700 elementary students from 16 local schools participated in Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s annual “Water is Life, Use it Wisely” poster contest. Each year this contest promotes water conservation in a fun and colorful way. It helps instill the value and importance of water for not only humans, but all life on Earth.

EVMWD recognized 25 out of the over 2,700 student entries from across its service area. Winners ranged from kindergarten through fifth grade and proudly represented their school at the ceremony. The contest is just one of the many education programs that EVMWD has sponsored for over 25 years. “It is truly amazing to see the creativity and talent that comes from our students each and every year,” said EVMWD Board President Harvey R. Ryan. “These young minds are helping to shape the future of water conservation in California.”

Several of this year’s winning entries are submitted to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for a chance to be featured in their regional “Water is Life” 2019 calendar. The 2018 poster contest winners included:

Giselle Tamayo– Cottonwood Canyon Elementary
Nisai Chea and Charlize Martinez– Donald Graham Elementary
Judith Mena and Gianna Galdamez – Elsinore Elementary
Brooklyn McPherson, Alexis Guzman, Joseph Jones Jr, and Aiden Briney– Herk Bouris Elementary
Iliene Flores – Lakeland Village School
Leela Bender, Sebastian Macia, and Brooke Vansuch – Luiseño Elementary
Victoria Contreras – Machado Elementary
Evelyn De Leon – Railroad Canyon Elementary
Bella Garcia – Rice Canyon Elementary
Ariana Fabian – Ronald Reagan Elementary
Alyxandria Martin – Sycamore Academy Charter School
Sophia Trombino– Wildomar Elementary
Cheryl Rui Cui, Shayann Elms, and Tristan Mawhorter– William Collier Elementary
Citlally Ortiz, Rylee Brodeen, and Genavieve Reyes – Withrow Elementary

From tours or water curricula, EVMWD provides a wide variety of educational programs and resources for schools in its service area and encourages teachers to visit to learn more. EVMWD provides service to more than 144,000 water and wastewater customers in a 97-square-mile area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Visit the EVMWD at for additional information.