After more than 1,500 online votes were cast, 3rd Grader, Emily Garten of Rose Drive Elementary narrowly defeated 4th Grader, Sydney Holland of Mabel Paine Elementary School, to win this Year's Bottled Water Label Contest. Emily received 753 (50.2%) of the votes with Sydney receiving 717 (47.8). 1st Grader, Hannah Yee, of Golden Elementary came in third with 31 votes (2.1%).
Emily's artwork will be featured on the new label of YLWD bottled water.
The Yorba Linda Water District Board of Directors today voted unanimously to ask customers to voluntarily cut their water use as a result of the state’s critical water supply conditions.
California has experienced several years of drought-level conditions, including a drought on the Colorado River, now going into its 14th consecutive year, with 2014 expected to exceed 2007 as the driest year on record in the state. These facts, in addition to the State of Emergency due to Drought Conditions, issued by Governor Brown in January, have prompted the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) to declare a Water Supply Alert condition to its 26 member agencies and the 19 million people they serve in six counties.
“This is a statewide problem and we have to do our part,” said Board President, Bob Kiley. “Thankfully due to the foresight of the regional water purveyors and investments made over the last decade or so, we’re not in dire straits, just yet. But we don’t know how long this drought will last, and every drop counts.”
To assist customers with water use efficiency, Metropolitan has increased programs aimed at providing additional rebate incentives for Southern Californians to purchase water-saving devices and help reach the Brown Administration’s goal of a statewide per-capita water use reduction of 20 percent.
For more information on MWD’s available rebates, visit www.mwdh2o.com.
This year's Bottled Water Label Contest has been narrowed down to three finalists. Now it's time for YOU to decide the winner. The finalists are: third grader Emily Garten from Rose Drive Elementary, fourth grader Sydney Holland of Mabel Paine Elementary, and Hannah Yee a first grader at Golden Elementary. Click the images below to enlarge, then vote for your favorite below. Voting closes on February 24th. As always, the winning art will be featured on YLWD's Bottled Water.
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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) has scheduled an eleven-day shutdown of the Allen-McColloch Pipeline (AMP), which is the large pipeline that supplies import water to Orange County. The shutdown is scheduled from Monday, January 13th through Thursday, January 23rd, to perform necessary maintenance and upgrades.
Yorba Linda Water District receives approximately 50% of our water supply from Metropolitan. In preparation, YLWD is filling reservoirs, and will rely on pumping more groundwater and conservation efforts to sustain service during this shutdown.
The District is asking customers to make an effort to curtail water use during this shutdown, turning off your sprinkler systems and refrain from scheduling any major landscaping work. Thank you!
Calling all Elementary School Artists! YLWD is proud to present our Annual Bottled Water Label Contest. This year’s theme is: Does Water Do For You?
All students in grades K-5 that live in or attend schools with YLWD’s service area are eligible.
All Entries must be submitted by January 31st. The District will narrow the field to a top three with the winner being decided in an on-line vote.
As always, the winning artwork will be featured on the inside label of YLWD’s bottled water and the artist will be recognized by our Board of Directors.
YLWD bottles water directly from our wells and is donated to schools and charitable organizations for community events and fundraisers. In addition, the bottled water serves as an emergency supply of drinking water in the event of a disaster or emergency.