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Winner of Drinking Water Week photo contest announced

MIAMI (May 06, 2016)

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) is celebrating Drinking Water Week, May 1-7. A photo contest depicting how water is essential to daily life was announced last month through radio and the WASD social media platforms. 

The judging took place earlier this week and the photos were judged based on relevance to theme, originality, quality of presentation and storytelling impact. The winning photo, submitted by Jacqueline Misch, was a glass of water with Downtown Miami in the background, and the city is reflected inside the glass of water.

“I had originally heard of the contest on the radio and figured I’d give it a try. Depicting a glass of clean drinking water while overlooking the beautiful city of Miami seemed appropriate, so I went with it and it worked,” said Jacqueline Misch.

Runner up, John Cienfuegos, entered a close-up photo of a wild dolphin taken in the water. Third place, Milton Keith Davis, sent a photo of a beautiful sunset.

The winning photo will be featured in WASD’s 2017 Drinking Water Week advertisements, as well as other departmental marketing campaigns. The winner will also receive a water conservation kit, which includes a rain barrel and water efficient shower heads. Second and third place winners will receive a water conservation kit and be featured in departmental marketing campaigns.

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department plays an important role ensuring the water used to drink and cook is safe for more than the 2.3 million people it serves yearly. The department is the largest utility in the Southeastern United States and ninth largest water utility in the nation. WASD tests its water more than 210,000 times annually and the water meets or exceeds all local, state and federal requirements.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about WASD's services and programs, visit the website.