Our Water Through Our Childrens Eyes

December 17, 2010

Each year the DEP sponsors and water conservation  art and poetry contest for school children. This contest serves as a way to educate and engage the youth in our city with the unique and precious resource that is New York City’s water system. This includes not only the delicious Catskill fed tap water but also our waste water treatment processes and why water conservation is important. Entries are received from 4th, 5th and 6th graders from all five boroughs. The contest is part of the DEP’s celebration of national drinking water week. I think that it is fascinating to see how these youngsters express their understanding of the issues we have delved so deeply into this semester. They will one day inherit this amazing resource and I am glad that they are being educated about it at such an impressionable age. Below are some of the winners from the 2009 contest.


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