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ANAHEIM STUDENT POSTERS WIN SPOTS IN METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT CALENDAR AND ART SHOW

ANAHEIM, CA (January 31, 2011) - Anaheim Public Utilities is proud to announce that the artwork of two talented Anaheim students has been selected to be included in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) 2011 Water is Life calendar – and will soon be displayed in Anaheim West Tower as part of the 2011 MWD Traveling Art Show.

Sixth-grader Lisa Cho and fifth-grader Joshua Sands, both students at Acaciawood School, were winners of Anaheim Public Utilities’ 20th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest in 2010. Their posters, along with three other winners selected from almost 144 entries, were sent to MWD to compete for a spot on the calendar.

“Reaching out to children, the next generation of water users, is an invaluable investment for the future. Lisa and Joshua’s posters were judged as demonstrating both outstanding artistic and creative ability - and to be selected from over a hundred entries is a great achievement. We are proud of them,” said Marcie Edwards, General Manager of Anaheim Public Utilities. Click here to see their winning posters.

The 2011 Water is Life calendar will feature 36 student posters, selected from over 100 entries that were submitted by many of MWD’s 26 member and retail water agencies. Each year, MWD distributes its Water is Life calendar to member agencies, school principals, teachers and students using MWD’s educational materials, and MWD employees and directors. Approximately 15,000 teachers receive calendars during the year. MWD, Anaheim Public Utilities, and other member agencies also distribute calendars to the general public at special events, including conferences, exhibits, and water festivals.

The posters will also be displayed as part of the 2011 MWD Travelling Art Show exhibit, which highlights selected student artwork and the valuable water-conservation message they carry. Anaheim will be hosting the exhibit from February 7th-15th in the Anaheim West Tower lobby, located at 201 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Lisa Cho and Joshua Sands’s posters will help contribute to water awareness across Southern California; the Water Conservation Poster Contest and Art Show exhibit are just a few of the many ways that the City of Anaheim has been working towards this goal.

Anaheim Public Utilities encourages its customers to save water, save money, and help preserve our most precious resource with a variety of water-efficiency rebates, incentives, and other programs. To learn more about these offers, call 714.765.4256, or visit anaheim.net/utilities and click on Water Services.

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