DRINKING WATER WEEK CELEBRATION BEGINS MAY 5
Contact: Christina Montoya, Vice President – Marketing and Communication
915-594-5596 (office), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: May 3, 2012
El Paso – As part of the nationwide celebration of Drinking Water Week, community leaders, water experts and El Paso students are joining together in support of El Paso Water Utilities' new water conservation rallying cry – "Less is the New More."
Sponsored by the American Water Works Association, Drinking Water Week is an annual celebration of the role municipal water suppliers play in our lives. This year, the best way for El Pasoans to celebrate water is to conserve it.
Earlier this year, EPWU asked local elementary, middle and high school students to create posters and videos related to the theme of water conservation. As part of Drinking Water Week, the winning students will be recognized and given prizes in an awards ceremony, Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at the Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana Ave.
Finalists in the video contest include students from Ysleta High School, Horizon High School and Del Valle High School. You can view their entries now and vote for your favorite until 11:59 p.m. May 4 at Facebook.com/EPWater.
On Tuesday, May 8 at 8:30 a.m., El Paso City Council will formally declare Drinking Water Week in El Paso. On Wednesday, May 9, at 9 a.m. the Public Service Board will recognize the contest winners. Winning posters and videos will then be displayed on Saturday, May 12, at the EPWU Discovery Center at the El Paso Zoo.
For more than 35 years, the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.