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Angels Baseball Teams Up With Anaheim Public Utilities For Water Awareness Month
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 13, 2010) - Angels Baseball and Anaheim Public Utilities are celebrating Water Awareness month on Monday, May 24, by honoring the winners of this year’s Anaheim Public Utilities Water Conservation Poster Contest. The winning artists, first- through sixth-grade students from Anaheim elementary schools, will receive trophies on Monday, May 24, during a special pre-game ceremony on the field of Angel Stadium of Anaheim, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays.  

A total of 144 poster entries were submitted this year from four different Anaheim public and private schools. The winning posters are currently on display in the lobby of Anaheim West Tower, 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., and online at www.anaheim.net/utilities, for the entire month of May. The Water Conservation Poster Contest has been held annually by Anaheim Public Utilities for 20 years, and the ceremony at Angel Stadium of Anaheim is only a small part of what the City has planned to raise water awareness in 2010.

On May 4, the Anaheim City Council officially proclaimed May as Water Awareness Month. To jump-start the events, Anaheim Public Utilities hosted the first of four California Friendly Landscape workshops on April 24 at the Downtown Community Center. The final workshop will be on May 15. On May 13 and May 27, Anaheim Public Utilities will staff a booth at the Downtown Anaheim Farmer’s Market to speak to customers about the benefits available to them through the many water and energy saving programs Anaheim has to offer, as well as to distribute information on water conservation.

Throughout the month, the winners of Anaheim’s 2010 Student Video Contest will be aired on the City’s cable channel - ACTV3 - and displayed on the Anaheim Public Utilities website. Students were asked to produce a video to promote water conservation within the community and to raise awareness in Anaheim about the current water crisis. The contest was open to all students grades 6-12, living or attending school in Anaheim, with the grand prize winner receiving a new Macbook laptop.

Also, the Metropolitan Water District’s Solar Cup Boat Races take place this month. For the eighth straight year, Anaheim Public Utilities will sponsor Anaheim teams in this event, a seven-month educational program where 800 students build their own solar-powered boats and prepare technical reports.  Canyon, Anaheim, and Savannah High Schools are among the 36 schools competing at this year’s event, which will be held May 14-16, at Lake Skinner near Temecula. This year, the students will present a conservation-themed public service announcement as well as a public information campaign activity plan.

With its many water efficiency programs and the exciting new events planned for Water Awareness Month, Anaheim Public Utilities hopes to encourage its customers to use water more wisely, and to educate the community about the importance of conserving and protecting this precious natural resource. For more information about Anaheim’s water conservation programs, call (714) 765-4256 or visit www.anaheim.net/utilities and click on Water Services.
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