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EMWD Recognized for Excellence in Landscapes for Living Program

EMWD Recognized for Excellence in Landscapes for Living Program

September 1, 2022

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Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) was recognized this week by the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) for outstanding work with its Landscapes for Living program.

EMWD was recognized with an Excellence in Public Information and Communications (EPIC) Award for its Landscapes for Living microsite, earning top honors in the category. EMWD also received an Award of Distinction in the “Communications and Marking Plan – Consultant Supported” category.

EMWD’s Landscapes for Living program is a customer-focused initiative that promotes residential outdoor water use efficiency through a consolidation of rebate programs, landscape transformation and design, resources, and information. EMWD launched the program in 2021 with the assistance of consulting firm NV5, which was a co-recipient of the awards.

The program has been highly successful and has assisted EMWD in engaging customers during California’s historic drought.

CAPIO is an organization of public sector communications professionals across all levels of government. It provides training and resources to strengthen community engagement as a foundation for government transparency.

“EMWD is honored to be recognized by CAPIO for our Landscapes for Living program,” EMWD Board President Phil Paule said. “This innovative program has assisted our customers in doing their part to become more water efficient during this unprecedented drought, and we are proud to be recognized for those efforts.”


Eastern Municipal Water District is the water, wastewater service and recycled water provider to nearly one million people living and working within a 558-square mile service area in western Riverside County. It is California’s sixth-largest retail water agency, and its mission is “To deliver value to our diverse customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water services.”
More information can be found at www.emwd.org.

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