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DWP has programs to help school children learn more about water and conservation.

A Water Use Efficiency Grant recipient prepared this video as part of their final report.

There are several ongoing programs that DWP promotes for educators and school-aged children:

  • Water Efficiency Grants
  • Annual "Water is Life" poster contest and
  • Classroom presentations by the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District.

Learn more about each by selecting the tab:

  • Water Use
    Efficiency Grant
  • Annual Poster
    Contest
  • Previous Poster
    Contest Winners
  • Classroom
    Presentations

Water Use Efficiency Grant for Educators

Do you have a project you’d like to do with your students but haven’t been able to secure funding? 

The DWP is offering a Water Use Efficiency Grant, up to $5,000 per project for each school year, for projects that relate to water including, but not limited to, water use efficiency, water quality, water distribution, and water reclamation. There is limited funding set aside for this program so apply as soon as possible. 

How do you apply?

It’s easy; follow these steps. If you have any questions along the way, please contact our Water Resources Team at (951) 736-2234 or by email at StopTheDrop@DiscoverCorona.com.

  • Complete the Grant Proposal Form. Give us an idea of the type of project you’d like to fund. For example, do you want to take your students on a tour of a wastewater treatment plant and need funding for the bus? Do you want to conduct water quality testing and need funding for supplies? Include the purpose of your project, short- and long-term goals, and an estimated project budget. Projects outside the box but that are related to water use efficiency are highly encouraged.
     
  • Submit your completed Grant Proposal Form to the Water Resources Team:
    By E-mail – StopTheDrop@DiscoverCorona.com
    By Fax – (951) 736-2455
    By Mail – 755 Public Safety Way, Corona, CA 92880
     
  • Our Water Resources Team will review your proposal.
     
  • If your proposal is not approved you will receive a letter from us explaining why.
     
  • If your proposal is approved you will receive an award notification letter and a funding agreement that needs to be signed by the school district.
     
  • Route two copies of the funding agreement to the school district for signature and return the original documents to our Water Resources Team by mail.
     
  • We will sign the funding agreement and send you a copy for your records.
     
  • Once we have a fully signed and executed agreement we will distribute 50% of your grant funding to the school district.
     
  • Now the fun part: do your project, implement your program, conduct your tour!
     
  • Once your project is completed please submit a final report to our Water Resources Team with a summary of how the grant funding was spent and what your students gained from the experience. If applicable, please include pictures, reports, or any other back up documentation you feel appropriate.
     
  • Our Water Resources Team will review your final report.
     
  • We will provide the final 50% of the funding to the school district. 

For more information please contact our Water Resources Team at (951) 736-2234 or by email at StopTheDrop@DiscoverCorona.com.

2017 Poster Contest

2017 was yet another successful year of beautiful posters that were submitted by Corona students from kindergarten through 12th grade. All of the posters that were collected were creative and unique in their own way and each sent a special message on the importance of saving water.

At our 5th Annual Garden Festival event the students whose posters were voted best by DWP were displayed for all residents and visitors to see and enjoy. We asked all who attended to vote for their favorite poster which was no easy task for anyone.

All of the posters received lots of votes from the community but of course, there could only be a few winners. We would like to congratulate our Grand Prize Winner, Runners Up and Fan Favorites for their creative posters.

Below is a slideshow of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California 2017 “Water is Life” Recognition Event and the winning posters.

 

2017 Grand  Winner 2017 Elementary Runner-up 2017 High School Runner-up 2017 Elementary Fan Favorite 2017 Intermediate School Fan Favorite 2017 High School Fan Favorite

Last Year's Winners

2016 was yet another successful year of beautiful posters that were submitted by Corona students from kindergarten through 12th grade. All of the posters that were collected were creative and unique in their own way and each sent a special message on the importance of water.

At our 4th Annual Garden Festival event the students whose posters were voted best by DWP were displayed for all residents and visitors to see and enjoy. We asked all who attended to vote for their favorite poster which was no easy task for anyone.

All of the posters received lots of votes from the community but of course, there could only be a few winners. We would like to congratulate our Fan Favorites for their creative posters.

Below is a slideshow of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California 2016 “Water is Life” Recognition Event and the winning posters.

2016 Winner 2016 Runner-up 2016 Elementary Fan Favorite 2016 High School Fan Favorite 2016 Recognition 2016 Recognition 2016 Recognition 2016 Recognition 2016 Recognition 2016 Recognition 2016 Recognition

Teacher/Parent Interest Form

If you are interested in having your students/children participate in the poster contest in the future, please fill out this form.

Previous Poster Contest Winners

2015 Winner Zoey Hunt
2015 Contest Winner Zoey Hunt
2015 Middle School Winner Christopher Bainum
2015 Middle School Winner Christopher Bainum
2015 High School Winner Anna Zapalac
2015 High School Winner Anna Zapalac
2014 Contest Winner Ashtyn Osborne
2014 Contest Winner Ashtyn Osborne
2013 Winner Alexis Alexander
2013 Contest Winner Alexis Alexander
Winner- 2012
2012 Contest Winner Claudia Gomez
Winner-2011
2011 Contest Winner Alice Le

 

Attention Corona Pre-K–12 Educators: Free Water Education Programs

school program

Would you like to have an exciting and creative way to teach your students about our water supply, water quality and resource conservation?

The City of Corona Department of Water and Power has partnered with the Riverside - Corona Resource Conservation District (RCRCD) to offer free classroom presentations and materials about water. On behalf of the City, a Resource Educator from RCRCD will visit your school to conduct a hands-on classroom program that demonstrates water concepts and helps students learn about using water with care.

The presentation answers the following questions:

  • What is the water cycle?
  • What is a watershed, a waterway, and an underground water basin?
  • Where does Corona get its water?
  • What are storm water pollutants?

Students will learn simple ways to:

  • conserve water in and around a home, and
  • reduce the amount of pollutants that enter our storm drain system and waterways, including washes, creeks, arroyos and ultimately the Santa Ana River.

Educating students about these concepts helps to ensure that future generations will understand the importance of water as a vital resource and form lifelong habits that ensure its responsible use and care.

If you would like to schedule a presentation, please complete the form or contact Erin Snyder at (951) 683-7691 Ext. 207, or snyder@rcrcd.com.