Despite recent heavy rains, the drought goes on in Southern California and residents and businesses alike are making the switch to water saving landscape design. The third annual WaterSmart Landscape Awards, a program presented by the City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department in partnership with Anaheim Beautiful, is set to recognize property owners who have made the change. Water customers of Anaheim Public Utilities can be nominated up until April 28, 2017 and winners will be presented to the Anaheim City Council in May during Water Awareness Month.  Judging criteria will include: appropriate plant selection, project creativity, landscape design and irrigation system. Nominations are accepted by emailing:, online, or by calling 714.4274. Further information is available by visiting: