Four students living within the Foothill Municipal Water District service area were named finalists in this year’s “Water is Life” art contest.
Their works made the final selection of 36 drawings that will be included in the 2020 Metropolitan Water District of Southern California calendar.
Crescenta Valley High School ninth-grader Heidy Hur, La Cañada High School 7/8 student Jacqueline Lee, Paradise Canyon Elementary School second-grade student Reya Etman and La Cañada Elementary School first-grader Isabella McArthur wowed the judges with their creative works of art urging water conservation.
The four local winning entries were selected from 219 pieces of artwork submitted to 26 Southern California water agencies.
A special recognition ceremony for the young artists and their works will be held Dec. 11 at Metropolitan Water District’s headquarters at Union Station in Los Angeles.
In announcing the contest results this week, FMWD spokesperson Michael Le pointed out that in this state about half of residential water consumption goes toward landscape irrigation. The MWD is offering a $2-per-square-foot rebate of up to 5,000 square feet of yard that is converted away from turf. Le can be reached at (818) 790-4036 for more information.