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City of Riverside Public Utilities Operations Center
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25th Annual Riverside Beautification Award Recipient+
Each year Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful receives nominations for Beautification Awards within the city for 9 categories.
The Riverside Public Utilities received a Special Recognition Award for the re-landscape design at the Utilities Operations Center.
Soholt Landscape & Co, Inc. was awarded the contract with the City of Riverside design and complete the project.
Below is the description of the project which was included in the nomination for "Exterior Reconstruction with Landscaping."
"The Utility Operations Center Landscaping Project exemplifies Riverside Public Utitlity's commitment to the community and the environmentthrough beautification and water stewardship. The 1.4 acre re-landscape project at 2911 Adams Street combines the latest watersaving technology, California friendly, drought-tolerant landscaping to maximize water supplies while helping beautify the immediate area and educating passers-by. The landscape provides a water-wise demonstration garden and serves as a role model to the community in water conservation."
"The project was designed to meet several objectives set by RPU:beautify the existing facility landscaping; reduce current on-site irrigation water use; reduce recurring landscape upkeep costs; introduce the concept of using water-wise plantings to the public; allow passers-by to experience the inspiring beauty of California friendly natives as an attractive and environmentally-friendly option which can easily be incorporated into their own residential landscaping."
Below While the is the re-landscape project provides beautification to the well traveled area, Riverside Public Utility employees demonstrate pride in their facility and the organization that serves as a community role model in conservation.
The project converted an overgrown, less water-efficient landscape into a conservation-savvy, artistic landscape design. The Utility’s efforts are an affirmation of the organization’s exemplary design efforts that contribute to a beautiful community today with future generations in mind."
Photographs by Michael J. Elderman Photography