The City of Amarillo is having a water poster competition called “Every Drop Counts.” It’s a contest that gives Amarillo’s young people a chance to share their knowledge and artistic skills about water conservation. The theme will help educate water consumers about how much we are water dependent.
Entries can be turned in at City Hall before 5pm each day or at city libraries before 6pm each day. The last day will be August 30, 2013. You can pick up an entry form at City Hall, the Parks department or online at water.amarillo.gov. Entries will have all rules. Posters will be judged on creativity, design, reproducibility, originality and content. Contest winners will be announced on October 1 during the city commission meeting. The winning are will also be displayed in next year’s community calendar.
There will be four age categories the contest. Category 1 is kindergarten through second grade. Category 2 is third grade through fifth grade. Category 3 is middle school and category 4 is high school.
Did You Know?
Humans and animals have access to only 1% of the water supply in the world. There is 97% salt water that is not drinkable and 2% that is ice caps. The 1% that we use is used around the world for human consumption, animal consumption, manufacturing, agriculture, sanitation, and community.
Tips to Conserve Water:
Water Meter – Check for leaks at your water meter. Turn off all taps and watch your meter for approximately 10 minutes. If you have movement, contact someone who can fix it.
Washing Machine – Before each load choose your load setting appropriately. If it’s a small load, put the setting on small.
Landscaping – Only water your landscaping. Try to avoid watering the sidewalk, street or driveway. For shrubs and trees, you can use a soaker hose for best results. You can also help your flower beds, bushes and trees by placing 3 inches of mulch around the base to hold water better. And, water before 10am.
Cooking – Use only the necessary amounts of water for cooking. You can rinse your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water. And, never thaw your food with running water.
Showers, sinks, toilets – You can conserve a lot of water by taking short showers or turning off the water while you soap up. You can help shower usage by adding a tankless water heater and water efficient shower heads and faucets. A low flow toilet can save 30% of your water usage. And you can save more by turning off the water during teeth brushing and shaving.
Plants – You can save water by collecting rain water for your inside and outside plants.
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