Whittier Student Recognized as 2017 Water is Life Poster Contest Winner

For Immediate Release
Date: 7/3/17
Contact: Priscilla Segura
Phone: (323) 201-5504

Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors have recognized Audrey Aceituno, an eighth grader from Edwards Middle School in Whittier, as the 2017 “Water is Life” poster contest winner.

“I wanted to inspire people to conserve,” said Audrey Aceituno, who will be attending high school in the fall. “Water is life, for the animals, people and flowers.”

The poster contest comes as the region takes a focus on water conservation as a way of life. Sponsored by Central Basin and Metropolitan Water District, the contest promotes water conservation messaging. 

More importantly, the contest and other conservation efforts help instill water-efficient values.

“We try to save water around the house,” said Elvira Aceituno, Audrey’s mother. “We have water saving showerheads [and] we’ve landscaped our front yard to make it nice without using so much water.”

As the winner for the poster contest, Audrey received a tablet and her poster will be featured on Metropolitan Water District’s calendar and a variety of promotional items.  While the District received numerous creative entries, Audrey’s use of colors, artistic skills and overall concept was exceptional.

Since 2005, over 90,000 students have had the opportunity to participate in the “Water is Life” poster contest.

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Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of 1.7 million. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses. Formed in 1952, Central Basin is committed to ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the region.