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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Model Residents Inspire Water Savings with Award Winning Landscapes

2023 Landscape Contest Winners take a picture together after being awarded

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD/District) is pleased to announce the winners of its 16th annual Water Savvy Landscape Contest, which promotes water efficiency by recognizing residents who have installed beautiful, water saving landscapes. This year’s grand prize winners are the Collins Residence, Haston Residence, Holroyd Residence, and Roy Residence. Each homeowner was inspired to transition their typical residential landscape into a unique, waterwise garden.

“Almost 20 years ago, our daughter who was just starting college insisted that we get rid of our lawn and replace it with native plants,” shared winner Ravi Roy. “She bought the first sage plant which still thrives in our backyard and insisted we grow native plants to attract bees, birds, and butterflies. That is the story behind our garden.”

Open to all CVWD customers, the 2023 contest kicked-off in the beginning of February. Every landscape was assessed using specific criteria that encompassed general water use efficiency, visual appearance, plant variety, and method of irrigation. The winners were formally recognized at the CVWD Board of Directors meeting on August 22, 2023.

“We applaud these exemplary residents and express our gratitude for their role in showcasing how water efficient landscapes can positively impact our community,” stated CVWD Board President Randall Reed. “CVWD is dedicated to educating customers about the importance of water conservation, and the Landscape Contest stands as just one of the numerous initiatives through which we illustrate methods for achieving water efficiency.”  

Each grand prize recipient was awarded a $250 gift card to Sunshine Growers Nursery, sponsored by Southern California Edison, in addition to an exclusive invitation to join a future CVWD Garden Tour. Every winner was also presented with a yard sign and acknowledged on both the CVWD website and in the District’s customer newsletter. Since the program's inception in 2007, CVWD has commended 82 homeowners for their exquisite, water saving landscapes that showcase drought-resistant flora, rock pathways, and effective irrigation setups.

For more information about CVWD’s landscape programs and resources to help save water outdoors, visit here!

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