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2016 Every Drop Counts Poster Contest Winners Selected

MIAMI (April 13, 2016)

Miami-Dade County elementary school students used their creativity to illustrate the importance of water conservation by participating in Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s (WASD) Eighth Annual Every Drop Counts Poster Contest.


Thirteen winning posters, one from each County Commission District, were selected by a panel of judges based on three criteria: water conservation message, visual effectiveness and universal appeal and originality. Three of the posters were submitted to the State Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) “Drop Savers” Water Conservation Poster Contest and all three won first place in their divisions.


The pint-sized Picassos will be recognized by the Board of County Commissioners at an upcoming ceremony scheduled for May 17, 2016 and will receive recognition for their work along with prizes. In addition, all 1,671 students from 96 elementary schools that participated in the contest will receive a t-shirt for their efforts.


To view the winning entries, go to www.miamidade.gov/waterconservation/gallery.asp or stop by the lobby at Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami during the month of April.


The Every Drop Counts Poster Contest is part of WASD’s Water-Use Efficiency Plan’s commitment to educate youth on the importance of water conservation and protecting this valuable resource.  This plan builds on the County's historical involvement with communities by educating through public outreach.


It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, please visit http://www.miamidade.gov/water/.