Mesa Water Partners with Municipal Water District of Orange County 26th Annual Water Awareness Poster & Slogan Contest

Contest Asks Local Students, “How Does Water Work for You?”

Costa Mesa, Calif.; March 9, 2012Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) is again partnering with Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) on its 26th annual Water Awareness Poster & Slogan Contest for local kindergarten through sixth-grade students.  For the first time, a Water Awareness Digital Arts Contest is also offered for grades seven through twelve.  The 2012 contest theme is “How does water work for you?”.

According to Mesa Water’s Board President, Fred Bockmiller, “This Contest provides an excellent opportunity to teach students that water is a precious resource and should be used wisely.  We are proud to partner with MWDOC on this program, in addition to the in-school water education assemblies that Mesa Water sponsors.”

Students’ submission deadline for the contests is Friday, March 30; judging takes place in April.  Fifteen posters and five slogans will be selected as winners and, from that, one grand prize winner in kindergarten through third grade will receive a Nintendo DS™, and one grand prize winner in grades four through six will receive an iPod touch.

For the Digital Arts Contest, ten winners will be selected and, from that, two grand prize winners -- one in grades seven through nine, and one in grades ten through twelve -- will receive a Kindle™ Fire.  In total, the 2012 contest will add 30 winners to its roster of approximately 500 previously awarded students.

All 2012 Water Awareness Contest winners, parents, and teachers will attend a special awards ceremony at the Discovery Science Center in May; furthermore, Mesa Water will recognize all of this year’s winners from its service area at its June Board meeting.

Mesa Water is encouraging all schools in its service area to participate.  Mesa Water provides water to most schools in the Newport Mesa Unified School District, and has distributed contest information to each school.  For additional contest rules and information, visit and click “contests,” or call (949) 631-1201.


About Mesa Water

Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach, and John Wayne Airport. Mesa Water provides 100 percent local reliable groundwater to its customers due to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility. Visit, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.