Middle School

In an effort to promote efficient water use throughout the community, RCWD began a menu contest for middle and high school students. Students design a children’s menu that includes activities about how much water it takes to grow food, where RCWD’s water comes from, and the importance of water use efficiency. The winning menu will be used in a local restaurant. 
For more information, please contact Public Information Specialist 
Grace Cardenas. 

2016-2017 Menu Contest Winners

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2017 Write Off Contest Theme:

Indirect Potable Reuse

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  • This is a class-based project for grades 6-12 that requires teacher facilitation.
  • Students will author and illustrate a story about Indirect Potable Reuse intended for grades 3-5.
  • Students will research and present a message that includes the following information:
    • Information about what Indirect Potable Reuse is and how it positively affects the community.
    • Information about the Indirect Potable Reuse process.
    • The importance of Indirect Potable Reuse for extending our water supply.
  • Students may review information about Indirect Potable Reuse by clicking the following link: Indirect Potable Reuse
Students are encouraged to explore their creativity to develop an engaging story for grades 3-5.
  • Story must be 500-1000 words.
  • Story must be written at 3-5 level.
  • Story must be illustrated (students encouraged to work in teams).
  • For book design and publishing purposes, artwork and story text must be submitted on SEPARATE 8.5” x 11” pages.
  • No trademarked or copyrighted artwork or materials will be accepted.
  • Story and illustrations become the property of Rancho California Water District; however, winning students and teachers will receive author, illustrator, and facilitator credits for book.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY: Friday, November 18, 2016 For more information, please review the rules and guidelines by clicking the following link:


For questions, please email cardenasg@ranchowater.com or call 951.296.6933

RCWD's winning Write-Off contest stories are available for distribution through program presentations to local elementary schools and libraries. Click the image below to read PDF files or download the eBook files for all of the stories: