EL PASO — El Paso Water Utilities is asking El Paso area students to get creative by using tools ranging from crayons to video-editing software to spread the word about water conservation.
Students in grades 1 through 12 are eligible to compete in a poster contest; high school students are eligible to compete in a video contest.
The theme for both contests is Water Conservation in El Paso. As the region’s historic drought continues, EPWU will call on customers to conserve water in many ways. Since small actions can make a big difference, successful entries will creatively highlight water conservation methods El Pasoans can undertake in their daily lives.
Winners of each contest will be awarded cash prizes. Their work will be featured at the EPWU Discover Center at the El Paso Zoo, at the TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center, and on EPWU’s social media platforms.
The contests are part of Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, an annual celebration of municipal water suppliers sponsored by the American Water Works Association.
Information on eligibility, deadlines and prizes is available at tech2o.org/events.html . All entries are due by April 16, 2012. For more information on the contests, contact the TecH2O Center at 621-2000.