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CELEBRATE WATER AWARENESS MONTH WITH ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILITIES
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 17, 2011) -

Anaheim Public Utilities is celebrating Water Awareness Month in May, participating in a number of activities for all ages. The events are designed to help educate the Anaheim community on how to use water efficiently to help ensure there is adequate water supply in the future.


This past weekend Anaheim Public Utilities sponsored Anaheim, Canyon, and Savannah High Schools at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s 2011 Solar Cup Boat Races. Out of the 40 teams competing, Savannah High earned the First Place award in the Veteran Teams category and Anaheim High was awarded the Bart Beziak Memorial Spirit of Solar Cup trophy for their spirit and overall positive attitude. The three-day event was held at Metropolitan’s Lake Skinner reservoir in southwestern Riverside County.


“These types of hands-on experiences help to educate our youth on how renewable resources can help preserve our precious resources. More importantly, they have fun learning.” said Marcie Edwards, Anaheim Public Utilities General Manager.


Anaheim Public Utilities also sponsored the 2011 Water Conservation Poster Contest, and Angels Baseball is teaming up with them to recognize the winners. All 18 winning artists (first, second, and third-place winners in each grade level) will receive trophies during a pre-game ceremony at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 25. The winning posters are on display this month in the Anaheim West Tower lobby (located at 201 S. Anaheim Blvd.), or you can also view them by clicking here. Anaheim received more than two hundred entries from first- through sixth-grade students enrolled in Anaheim public and private elementary schools.


To officially kick off the events, the Mayor and City Council proclaimed May as Water Awareness Month at their May 3rd meeting. To further encourage Anaheim residents to use water efficiently, the City is hosting California Friendly Landscape Workshops at the Downtown Community Center each Saturday from April 23rd  to May 21st. Workshops are free for residential gardening enthusiasts interested in learning to design and maintain beautiful water-efficient California-friendly and native gardens and landscapes.


To learn more, visit the Anaheim Public Utilities booth at the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market this Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. Staff will be available to distribute free water conservation literature and giveaways.


Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060 more city news

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