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Posted on: April 12, 2016

CVWD recognizes outstanding water savers

Contest Winners

Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) Board of Directors today honored a local resident and business with conservation awards.

CVWD's conservation contests are aimed at recognizing and celebrating extraordinary water savers in the community. The contests are divided into two categories to recognize homeowners who have transformed their yards into water-friendly landscapes and commercial properties that have implemented effective water conservation practices. Both winners also received rebates through CVWD's turf buyback program.

The most recent winners are listed below:

Most Beautiful Yard winner: Tracey Newton

Tracey Newton of La Quinta is the winner of the Most Beautiful Yard category. She replaced approximately 600 square feet of grass with water-efficient plants and installed a new drip irrigation system. This new landscaping has reduced Newton's water bills by more than half. She also created a desert-friendly landscape attractive to birds, butterflies, lizards and insects.

Her yard features an official Monarch Waystation sign. Monarch Waystations are areas that have met certain criteria to provide resources necessary for monarch butterflies to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.

Outstanding Commercial Water Saver: First Bank, Palm Desert

First Bank of Palm Desert is the winner of the Outstanding Commercial Water Saver award. The bank recently replaced more than 4,000 square feet of grass with desert-friendly landscaping. This project is estimated to save the bank about 60 gallons of water per square foot of grass removed, which is approximately 250,000 gallons per year.

"These projects are excellent examples of the significant water savings that can be achieved by making changes to outdoor landscaping," said Heather Engel, CVWD director of communication & conservation. "Thanks to efforts like this, CVWD customers are using on average 25% less water than in 2013. While this doesn't meet the state's 32% mandate, it's an impressive accomplishment for our community."

For more information about CVWD's conservation contests, visit www.cvwd.org.

The Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of directors. The district provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional storm water protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 108,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles, located primarily in Riverside County, but also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.

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