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Water poster contest
May 06, 2014
Did you know the second week of May has been designated National Drinking Water Week?
Or that each May more than 1,000 area elementary students let their creative juices flow to promote water conservation in our community?
It’s all part of the annual Drop Savers Poster Contest, sponsored by the City of Tallahassee’s Underground Utilities. The popular competition and related activities help encourage water efficiency and natural resource protection in our region.
Entries are received from fourth-grade classes throughout Leon County. The top three or four winners from each class receive prizes and recognition at an award ceremony. on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln High School Forum. Everyone is invited
One of the highlights of the ceremony will be the original production, WaterWiser performed by the Leon High School drama students and directed by Rod Durham. Thanks to the Florida Public Service Commission for developing the play and working with the City each year to promote water conservation throughout our community.
Later, on May 14, the top three district-wide winners will receive special commendation from Mayor John Marks during a televised City Commission meeting. They also will have their artwork displayed at the City Hall 2nd floor gallery through October.
Cosponsored by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, the contest helps raise awareness about using water wisely. It is just one of the City’s many programs and services designed to help customers save energy, water and money.