GRANTS PASS – For more than 40 years the City of Grants Pass and the American Water Works Association have celebrated Drinking Water Week as a unique opportunity for communities to come together and recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.
“This year during Drinking Water Week, we want to celebrate, recognize, and protect our great water source, the Rogue River,” said Public Works Director Jason Canady.
To help promote the celebration and conservation awareness, the city will sponsor a Drinking Water Week Poster Contest for local students, grades K-12. Students are asked to create an original poster design depicting ways they and others can help protect the Rogue River by making simple changes to their everyday routines.
“Even the smallest, most ordinary tasks may offer the biggest impacts with a simple change,” said Canady.
Student poster design entries will be accepted in four categories; grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Thirteen winning posters will be selected, and each winner will receive a $100 prize. The entry deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, May 1. Contest winners will also be recognized at a city council meeting, and be featured in the city’s newsletter, GP Now, social media recognition campaigns, and Drinking Water Week promotional activities.
Full contest rules and submission information are available at: https://www.grantspassoregon.gov/354/Water
For additional information, contact Public Works Department Support Technician Dianne Phelan at (541)450-6110.