WVWD to Promote Water Conservation During Distribution Drive by West Valley Water District Oct 27, 2020 As San Bernardino county schools work to transition from distance learning to in-classroom learning, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) will continue to serve as a strong community partner by providing the region’s elementary students with personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 and back-to-school supplies via a fun, contactless water conservation contest. In the spirit of Halloween and to ensure children do not miss out on Halloween festivities this year, students are encouraged to wear their favorite costume to collect their PPE and school supplies Last week, the County of San Bernardino released data that showed that the county remained at the purple tier or widespread tier for COVID-19 which means that many schools must remain closed. To help combat the pandemic and provide a fun learning opportunity for children stuck at home, WVWD will issue its annual water conservation poster contest with school supplies, face masks and hand sanitizers. A total of 2,000 prepackaged bags will be distributed, totaling 4,000 facemasks, 2,000 hand sanitizers, 2,000 cases of crayons, as well as additional supplies. Every year, WVWD invites local elementary students in grades one through six to participate in a poster contest, which encourages students to illustrate the importance of water conservation. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will collect and deliver their materials via a contactless, drive-up event. After students complete their poster at home and return them between November 5 – 6 during specified drop off times, the WVWD Board of Directors, management and staff will vote and announce the contest winner virtually.