FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2013

MEDIACONTACTS: Eric Symons, (858) 614-5795 ESymons@sandiego.gov

Robyn Bullard, (858) 614-5715 BullardR@sandiego.gov

Local Kids’ Winning Water Conservation Art Displayed at Libraries and Grocery Stores
SAN DIEGO –Using water wisely, all day, every day, rain or shine, is a way of life San Diegans have been successful in embracing. That said, a little reminder from some very creative school children can only help to reinforce those good habits. Local elementary school students have designed posters to help us continue to spread the conservation message throughout San Diego. Specifically, 19 posters were the winning entries in the Public Utilities Department’s 2012 Water Conservation Poster Contest. The theme, San Diegans Waste No Water, embraces our community ethic. Until the end of March, these 19 posters will be on display at libraries and grocery stores at various locations in the city. After that, they will be displayed at other high-visibility spots as a way to recognize these talented kids and spread the message of wise water use. 2013 Contest Underway In addition to the public display of the 2012 winners, the 2013 contest is in full swing, and is a great way to help children develop good water habits that they can maintain for the rest of their lives. The contest is open to all children grades 1-6 in the cities of San Diego, Coronado and Imperial Beach. If your child or student wants to enter the 2013 poster contest, visit www.WasteNoWater.org and click on the “Contests” web link on the right. The deadline for entries is March 27. In the meantime, keep an eye out for the 2012 winning entries the next time you’re out shopping for groceries or borrowing a book at these locations: • • • • • • • La Jolla/Riford Branch Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla North Park Branch Library, 3795 31st St., North Park Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St., Chollas View Jimbo’s Naturally, 10511 4S Commons Dr., Rancho Bernardo City Heights/Weingart Branch Library, 6600 Montezuma Rd., College Area Walmart, 3412 College Ave., College Area Logan Heights Library, 811 S. 28th St., Logan Heights

To reserve the art display at your venue, please contact the City of San Diego at (619) 533-4203. ###