Pasco students recognized for Water Conservation Contest

Contest proves water resource management is elementary

A joint team from Pasco County Utilities and the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) has inspired local students each year to protect water resources through the annual Water Awareness Poster Contest.

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners recognized students who took part in the 8th Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest on June 20, 2017. The students’ posters were on display in the West Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey, and the East Pasco Government Center in Dade City, until the end of July.

TJ’s Choice – Honorable Mention (2017) by Laura Thapaliya, Trinity Oaks Elementary

“The contest resulted in fantastic work by students of all ages,” said Sandra Anderson, Customer Service Administrator for Pasco County Utilities. “Across Pasco County, young citizens are inspired to use water wisely and are learning the important role clean water plays in their daily lives.”

This year’s theme, ‘Water Matters: Every Drop Tells a Story,’ helped students understand how attitudes and behaviors toward water have changed over time, and allowed them to explore the benefits of protecting water resources through their own actions. Nearly two thousand students, representing 21 elementary schools, participated in this year’s program. The contest website contains a list of contest winners and images of winning posters.

Long standing supporters and prize sponsors to the program include: Big Cat Rescue, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida Aquarium, Homosassa Springs State Park, TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park, Chick-fil-A of Trinity, and Cold Stone Creamery of Trinity.

For more information on Pasco County Utilities’ collaborative initiatives please visit our website.