Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 14, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 14, 2019 


MONROVIA, CA – Upper San Gabriel Valley 
Municipal Water District (Upper District) is 
proud to announce two San Gabriel Valley 
student art submissions were selected to be 
featured in the Metropolitan Water District 
of Southern California’s 2020 “Water is Life” 
student art calendar. 

“Water is Life” is a student art contest 
hosted by Metropolitan Water District of 
Southern California every year. Students 
from grades K-12 submit artwork through 
their participating member agencies of 
Metropolitan. At the end of the year, 36 art 
pieces from each of the member agencies 
are selected to be featured in Metropolitan’s 
annual calendar. The calendar has a 
significant reach and is distributed to about 
11,000 recipients. The goal of the contest is 
to help raise awareness about conservation 
and educate students about the importance 
of preserving our most valuable resource.

This year, Upper District’s “Water is Life” 
art contest received a total of 167 art 
submissions from 33 different schools 
throughout the district’s service area. Of 
those 167 submissions, 20 were selected as 
Upper District’s winners and were honored 
at a Board of Directors meeting in May. 

This year. two of Upper District’s student 
winners, Bianca Lim and Jessica Mayo, were 
selected by Metropolitan to be included in the 
2020 student art calendar. Lim is a first grader 
from St. Martha’s Catholic School and Mayo 
is a ninth grader from the California School 
of the Arts, San Gabriel Valley. 

Upper District’s mission is to provide a 
reliable, sustainable, diversified and affordable 
portfolio of high-quality water supplies 
to the San Gabriel Valley; including water 
conservation, recycled water, storm water 
capture, storage, water transfers and imported 
water. Upper District services nearly one 
million people in its 144 square mile service 
territory. Governed by a five-member elected 
board of directors, Upper District is a member 
agency of the Metropolitan Water District of 
Southern California. Annually, more than 
78 billion gallons of water is used in Upper 
District’s service area. For more information 
about Upper District, or if you are interested 
in receiving a 2020 calendar, please call 626-

ABOVE: Bianca Lim, 1st Grade, St. 
Martha’s Catholic School

RIGHT: Jessica Mayo, 9th Grade, California 
School of the Arts, San Gabriel Valley

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