Three Inland Empire Students Recognized for Water is Life Artwork by Rachel McGuire Jun 13, 2018 Member Submitted News Local students from Riverside County schools express water use efficiency through art Riverside, CA – Three students from Lakehills Elementary School in Riverside have been recognized for exemplary artwork in Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Water is Life Art Contest. Justin Choi (Pictured), Jayden Nieto and Eric Ton will be honored for their artistic expression of water use efficiency through art. The students will be moving on to a regional competition hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (the wholesale agency from which Western receives a portion of its water). They will compete with student entries from the rest of Southern California for the opportunity to be included in the 2019 Water is Life calendar. If selected for the 2019 calendar, winners will travel to Los Angeles to be recognized at a celebratory reception. “Western believes in educating our next generation of leaders and inspiring them to study water and the environment,” said Western’s General Manager Craig Miller. “The Water is Life Art Contest provides students the opportunity to apply water education and science concepts to another area of study, such as art, creating attractive messages about our precious water resources.” Each year Western Municipal Water District hosts the Water is Life Art Contest for local students. The competition includes student submissions from grades 4th – 12th and must depict artwork showing uses of water or water use efficiency. Visit wmwd.com for a list of eligible schools for next year’s competition. 2018 WINNERS First Place Justin Choi 4th Grade Lakehills Elementary School Alvord School District Second Place Jayden Nieto 4th Grade Lakehills Elementary School Alvord School District Third Place Eric Ton 4th Grade Lakehills Elementary School Alvord School District Western Municipal Water District provides water supply, wastewater disposal and water resource management to the public in a safe, reliable, environmentally sensitive and financially responsible manner.