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Fan Favorite Voting for the 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest

The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority held an art contest open to all Charlottesville City and Albemarle County students in Grades K - 12.

Students were asked to show how they ONLY USE WHAT THEY NEED as part of a national campaign to bring attention to the value of water.

We need YOU to help us select a FAN FAVORITE art poster by VOTING for your favorite below! The art poster with the most votes wins!

Don't forget to tell your friends and family to VOTE too! You can easily SHARE your favorite on your social media platform. #ValueWater

Fan Favorite Voting Closes: Wednesday, November 20th, 11:59 pm ET

Note: You may only vote ONCE, so please look through all 40 entries before voting.

Winners will be Announced: Friday, November 22nd afternoon via press release and social media.

Click here to read the press release on the 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Winners!

We had over 300 entries to the 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Student Art Contest! We had judges represented from the City, ACSA, and RWSA; the judges determined the top 40 entries spanning all grade divisions (top 10 from each division) to be considered for the fan favorite category. *Note- There were zero entries in the 9th - 12th grade division.

Awards Recognition: Monday, December 2nd, and will go from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the Albemarle County Service Authority's Board Room located at 168 Spotnap Road.
The event is open to the public and there is public parking available at the event location. Awards and recognition will be given out to the winners from each grade category, the fan favorite, and the randomly selected teacher winners. 

Please note artwork was scanned and may not depict all the details of the artwork as originally submitted.

All entries are labeled with a unique five-digit ID number and the grade of the student. Uploaded entry order and ID numbers were assigned at random and do not convey any particular order.

Additional questions or comments can be sent to: waterconservation@charlottesville.org

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Vote For Your Favorite Artwork!


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Share Your Favorite Imagine a Day without Water Artwork with Friends & Family!



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2018 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Winners


Please select which City or ACSA water saving resource you have used:

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It is time for us all to only use what we need when it comes to water!

9 Easy Ways to be Water Smart Inside Your Home

In addition to fixing leaks and appliance replacements, there are many easy habits to adopt to lower your water usage in your home. Check out these tips and see if you can fit them into your everyday routine!


  1. Scrape Plates: Scraping your dirty plates instead of pre-rinsing before placing dishes in the dishwasher can save up to 20 gallons.
  2. Full Loads: Running only full loads of dishes rather than handwashing can save 5-10 gallons.
  3. Aerators: Install a WaterSense labeled aerator on your faucet. You can get one for free from the City of Charlottesville!
  4. Water Pitcher: Always have cold drinking water by storing a pitcher of water in the fridge instead of letting the sink run until the water is cold.
  5. Compost Pile: Dispose of your food waste into a compost pile instead of the garbage disposal, which takes a lot of water to function.
  6. Thaw in Fridge: Thaw your frozen foods in the fridge overnight or a bowl of water. Running the sink over frozen food wastes a lot of precious water!


  1. Turn off the Tap: You don’t need the sink to be running while brushing your teeth, shaving, or even scrubbing your hands!
  2. WaterSense Products: Install a WaterSense labeled toilet, showerhead, and aerator to save big! Make sure to take advantage of the rebates and freebies the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County Service Authority offers!
  3. Shorter Showers:  Using a water efficient showerhead and shortening your showers to under 5 minutes can save 10-25 gallons every time you shower! This practice is even more important when you consider that a bath uses a whopping 60 extra gallons!