OMWD Congratulates Winners of the Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recognized at its May 15 meeting the top three entries in the 2024 North County Water Agencies Water Awareness Poster Contest. Fourth grade students who live or attend schools in OMWD’s service area participated in this year’s competition.

The theme for this year’s contest was “Love Water, Save Water.” The contest teaches students the value of water as a limited resource and the importance of using it wisely while providing OMWD with locally produced artwork to reinforce this message to its customers. Winning entries were submitted by Clara Brigden from Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, Aria Drelich from Stone Ranch Elementary School, and Maia McAllum from La Costa Heights Elementary School.

“Engaging our young community members lays the foundation for a sustainable water future,” said OMWD Board Vice President Matthew Hahn. “The student artwork not only reflects an appreciation for this precious resource but also reminds us all to protect our water supply for generations to come.”

Clara’s poster showcases rain falling on planet Earth as it floats on the ocean under a rainbow and states “be kind & save water.” Aria’s poster features the phrase “save our water to help our Earth grow” under a rainbow, along with a faucet flowing water into hands. Maia’s poster depicts a large faucet with water flowing onto planet Earth, with floating hearts and the statement “grateful for water.”

This year marks the 31st year of the annual Water Awareness Poster Contest. The recognized posters will be featured in a 2025 Water Awareness Calendar.


Winning poster entries from top to bottom illustrated by, Aria Drelich, Maia McAllum, and Clara Brigden.