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Water Awareness Month Initiative

Elementary Schools Water Poster Contest
Each year, Anaheim Public Utilities hosts an annual water conservation poster contest. Students, first- through sixth-grade were asked to create colorful posters that expressed key conservation messages. Three winners were chosen from each grade and the children of the winning posters received trophies at a pre-game ceremony at last night’s Anaheim Angels baseball game against the Chicago White Sox.  The first place winners also received a $100 savings bond. Winning posters are displayed for visitors to see in the lobby of Anaheim’s City Hall West  or can be viewed at


Solar-Powered Boat Race
The Metropolitan Water District held its seventh annual solar cup boat race on May 15-17th at Lake Skinner. Three of the thirty teams that competed in a 200-meter water dash, were sponsored by Anaheim Public Utilities. As part of the sponsorship, teams received funds for materials needed to build the boat from design to completion, and each boat was powered by solar energy stored in batteries. “It’s a great way for students to utilize renewable technology and to see firsthand how it functions,”  says Anaheim Public Utilities General Manager Marcie Edwards.  All of the three teams sponsored by Anaheim Public Utilities won an award: Canyon High School took 1st Place as the Veteran Team, Savanna took 1st place as the Rookie Team and Anaheim High School was awarded the Bart Beziak Memorial Spirit of Solar Cup Trophy for their sportsmanship – the team provided their back up motor to a competing team. Link to pictures