In celebration of Drinking Water Week, the department, in conjunction with the American Water Works Association, held a poster contest.
- Addison Luetkemeyer, a fifth grade student at Immaculate Conception School in Jefferson City, took first place and will receive $300.
- Kelsie Backues, a fifth grade student at Immaculate Conception School in Jefferson City, took second place and will receive $200.
- Katie Kriz and Sara Salarno, fifth grade students at Union Chapel Elementary in Kansas City, took third place and will each receive $50.
The winners were chosen from hundreds of entries submitted by fifth grade students across Missouri. For more information, or to view the winning posters, visitwww.dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/dw-index.htm, or call the Department of Natural Resources’ Public Drinking Water Branch at 800-361-4827 or 573-526-1825.
In celebration of Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is urging Missourians to forego bottled water and choose a more environmental friendly alternative – tap water.
The benefits of tap water are numerous
- It’s cheaper than bottled water; a gallon of tap water costs about a penny.
- It’s better for the environment; most water bottles end up in a landfill.
- It’s safe, and tested far more extensively than bottled water; in fact many brands of bottled water are straight-up tap water.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Public Drinking Water Branch regulates public water supplies in Missouri, and overall, public water systems in Missouri have an extraordinary compliance record. Each water system is responsible for monitoring conditions at individual water plants and is required to employ trained operators certified by the Department of Natural Resources. Learn more about how the Department of Natural Resources protects your drinking water by visiting http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/dw-index.htm.
Happy Drinking Water Week! Today is the official kickoff of Drinking Water Week, a nationwide celebration of our most precious resource.
Drinking Water Week recognizes Missouri’s public drinking water systems for the work they do in providing Missourians with safe drinking water. A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates jobs, attracts industry and investment and provides for the health and welfare of citizens in ways ranging from disease prevention to fire suppression. Drinking Water Week is a time to pay tribute to what only tap water can deliver.