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For Immediate Release:
April 14, 2015
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Jennifer L. Messemer

Pint-sized Picassos Illustrate why Every Drop Counts in Seventh Annual Poster Contest

(MIAMI, April 14, 2015) – If a picture is worth 1,000 words then 1,400 of Miami-Dade County’s elementary students captured the importance to be water wise not only during April, which is Water Conservation Month, but year round when they participated in the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s (WASD) Seventh Annual Every Drop Counts Poster Contest.

Judges whittled down the entries to one winner per Miami-Dade County Commission District. Criteria included the conservation message, visual effectiveness, universal appeal and originality. The 13 students will be recognized by the Board of County Commissioners at an upcoming meeting and receive their prizes. All students who submitted an entry received a D-rop t-shirt in recognition of their participation.

The Every Drop Counts Poster Contest is part of WASD’s Water-Use Efficiency Program commitment to better educate the youth of Miami-Dade County by instilling an appreciation for water and the need to protect our natural resources, as well as sharing initiatives on how to use water more efficiently. One of the measures of Miami-Dade's Water-Use Efficiency Plan is education through public outreach.

The strategy for the public outreach plan builds on the County's historical involvement with the communities it serves. The efforts continue to build on two main types of activities: information and involvement.

To view the winning entries, go to