Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
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What’s scarier than a malevolent clown under your bed? More tragic than the story of Romeo and Juliet? More offensive than a comedian with terrible jokes? Wasting water. That is the message of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s new digital and social media campaign “Wasting Water Is…”

As part of Metropolitan’s continued efforts to encourage Southern Californians to use water efficiently, the series of commercials spotlights what happens when three water-wasters get caught in the act and learn how scary, tragic and offensive wasting water really is. The video spoofs are being advertised on YouTube and connected TV devices such as Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku, targeting entertainment, lifestyle and sports shows.

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MONROVIA, CA – The Board of Directors of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) awarded 19 education grants totaling $13,413 to K-12th grade classrooms as part of the 2019/20 Water Education Grant Program (WEGP).

Through this program, Upper District provides funding of up to $1,000 for water related projects. To qualify for a grant, any licensed school within Upper District’s service area can submit an application for consideration. Projects must focus on subjects that further students’ understanding of water stewardship, water use-efficiency and groundwater sustainability in a unique and meaningful way.

Since inception of this grant program, over 45 schools have been awarded grants and have successfully implemented innovative and creative projects into the science curriculum through hands-on activities. In total, the program has provided 150 grants equaling $130,000 in funding. Among the programs funded are the effectiveness of water filters and water quality studies in their local community.

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MONROVIA, CA – Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) is proud to announce two San Gabriel Valley student art submissions were selected to be featured in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s 2020 “Water is Life” student art calendar.

“Water is Life” is a student art contest hosted by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California every year. Students from grades K-12 submit artwork through their participating member agencies of Metropolitan. At the end of the year, 36 art pieces from each of the member agencies are selected to be featured in Metropolitan’s annual calendar. The calendar has a significant reach and is distributed to about 11,000 recipients. The goal of the contest is to help raise awareness about conservation and educate students about the importance of preserving our most valuable resource.

Jessica Mayo, 9th Grade, California School of the Arts, San Gabriel Valley

Bianca Lim, 1st Grade, St. Martha’s Catholic School

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