Walnut Valley Students Featured in “Water is Life” Calendar by Jillian Keller Dec 11, 2019 Member Submitted News WALNUT – Two students from Walnut Valley Water District’s (WVWD) service area were recognized by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) at the “Water is Life” Student Art Celebration. The student art winners were recognized for their artistic representation of water conservation and stewardship. Walnut Elementary School student, Julianne Wu, and Ron Hockwalt Academies student, Julia Brandt were two of 36 students recognized by MWD and will have their artwork reproduced in MWD’s “Water is Life” Student Art Calendar with an annual distribution of 11,000 recipients. Their artwork will also be featured in the Student Art Exhibit Tour to over 20,000 viewers throughout MWD’s six-county service area over the course of 26 weeks. Their artwork is currently featured on WVWD’s service trucks that are viewed as District employees perform customer service throughout the city of Diamond Bar, portions of the cities of Walnut, Industry, Pomona, West Covina and the easterly section of the unincorporated area of Rowland Heights and on the WVWD website. WVWD hosts a “Water is Life” student art contest every year as one of its various educational programs. The contest offers students, in grades 3 through 12, an opportunity to showcase their creativity while promoting water awareness and water use efficiency. Each year, WVWD has over 800 student art submissions of which the District’s Board of Directors select winners from different grade levels. The winners are invited to an awards ceremony in May during California’s Water Awareness Month and have their artwork submitted to MWD for further judging. The winners and their entire class receive a pizza party and an all-expenses-paid field trip to tour the Three Valleys Municipal Water District’s Miramar Treatment Plant in Claremont. WVWD’s 2020 “Water is Life” annual contest will commence on Monday, January 6, 2020. For more information about Walnut Valley Water District and its annual art contest, please visit www.wvwd.com/poster-contest/. ### About Walnut Valley Water District Walnut Valley Water District was formed in 1952, and after more than six decades of service to the community, the District operates and maintains two large imported water pipelines, 497 miles of distribution mains, 17 pump plants, and 31 reservoirs with a storage capacity of 94.1 million gallons of water. The District also provides water service to more than 27,000 connections in an area encompassing 17,900 acres, serving a population of more than 100,000 residents and businesses in six local communities.