Two weeks left to enter the Water-Efficient Landscape Awards

TMWA news release:

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Last year’s first-place winner in the Design by Homeowner category, Randy Niederberger of Sparks

TMWA encourages customers to showcase water-efficient yards

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) reminds customers with attractive, water-efficient landscapes to enter the 2009 Water-Efficient Landscape Awards by Sept. 11. Winners will receive valuable gift certificates to local nursery and garden shop sponsors.

All TMWA customers are eligible for entry. With two entry categories, design by homeowner and design by professional, all are welcome to enter their water-saving design. The judging panel will include landscape and irrigation professionals, horticulturists, TMWA staff and gardening experts. Entries are evaluated based on aesthetics, efficient irrigation system, plant selection and mulches. All entrants must provide four to six color photos of their yards. Photos will not be returned and may be used for promotion where appropriate.

First-, second- and third-place winners will receive gift certificates from one of these generous sponsors, who have donated $3,500 in prizes: All Seasons Lawn and Landscaping, Dayton Valley Turf, Dry Creek Garden Company, Moana Nursery, Rail City Garden Center, Signature Landscapes and Western Turf & Hardscapes.

For more information, to view the 2008 winning landscapes, complete contest rules and to enter online, visit www.tmwalandscapeguide.com or call Rebecca at (775) 829-2810.

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit water utility, overseen by elected officials from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA employs a highly skilled team who ensure the treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water around the clock for more than 330,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

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