Carrollton to Celebrate Drinking Water Week
The City of Carrollton will join the American Water Works Authority (AWWA) and communities from all across the nation to celebrate Drinking Water Week from Sunday, May 7 through 13. Water plays a vital role in the well-being of all life on Earth, and as such, it is imperative that all communities come together to raise awareness about this crucial resource.
In celebration of Drinking Water Week, the City of Carrollton Public Works Department challenges all citizens to tap into the great taste of the City's drinking water. By replacing bottled water with the water that comes straight from a home faucet, citizens will not only save money each year, but will also work towards a cleaner and healthier environment. Following the 2015 Water Quality Report’s “Superior” rating by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the upcoming 2016 Water Quality Report will continue the superior water standards for Carrollton citizens.
As part of the festivities, the City of Carrollton and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District are holding their annual Drinking Water Week poster contest. All third through fifth grade students living in the area are invited to unleash their artistic sides with this year’s theme, “Your Water: To Know It Is To Love It”. Entries are due by Monday, April 17, no later than 3:30 p.m. and should be delivered to the City of Carrollton Public Works Central Service Center on 2711 Nimitz Lane.
Entries will be judged according to originality, artwork, and adherence to the theme of water conservation. One winner and one runner-up from all contest participants will be selected. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the runner-up will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The teacher of the winning student will also receive a $100 gift card to purchase school supplies at Michael’s for their classroom. For more information, contact Alexis Ackel at 972-466-4205.
For more than 35 years the AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the importance water plays in our daily lives.