Judges will consider the following elements of water-wise landscaping:
Aesthetic use of color, form, and texture. Environmentally sensitive use of hardscape.
Appropriate plant selection:
California-friendly plant palette, functional turf, and functional landscape.
Artistic and practical layout of plant materials and hardscape elements with consideration of horticultural requirements.
Use of mulch; weeds kept to a minimum; plants neat, tidy and attractive.
Efficient methods of irrigation:
Appropriate irrigation design, and equipment designed to reduce runoff.
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $800
Third Place: $600
The water districts listed below are providing an award of $500 to a participant who resides in each of their districts, and who is not selected to receive one of the three major awards above.
City of Corona
Eastern Municipal Water District (retail customers)
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Jurupa Community Services District
Rancho California Water District
Riverside Public Utilities
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
City of Upland
Western Municipal Water District (retail customers)