11th Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest Concludes

Each year, the FGUA and Pasco County Utilities work together to create educational materials surrounding a different topic in relation to water awareness and conservation. This year’s theme was “Drippy’s Big Adventure,” sharing how water moves from the Aquifer to homes, businesses, and schools; and the importance of water conservation. Teaching materials are provided to teachers throughout Pasco County, educating students on the chosen topic for the year. Teachers may also elect for an in-class presentation from the FGUA and Pasco County Utilities’ Water Awareness Outreach Team. Students are then encouraged participation in the annual Water Awareness Poster Contest by submitting a hand-drawn poster for a chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in that year’s contest, and win a variety of prizes from our program sponsors. The contest is open to Elementary students, K-5th, with each grade level having a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.

On Monday, July 27th, the FGUA and Pasco County Utilities held the Final Judging for their 11th Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest at Urban Air Adventure Park, and, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, still managed to have representation from 14 public schools, 26 teachers, and 1,711 students! We look forward to announcing the winners soon, and would like to thank our sponsors (Bricks & Minifigs, Chick-fil-A, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Cold Stone Creamery & Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, the Florida Aquarium, The Lift Adventure Park, and Urban Air Adventure Park) for their generous donations, as our contest wouldn’t be possible without their support!

 

From Left to Right: Sarah Rogers, Pasco County Utilities; Steve Spratt, FGUA Systems Manager; Austin Groover, Urban Air Adventure Park; Patti Clark; FGUA, Caytee Hollingsworth, FGUA; Urby, Urban Air Adventure Park Mascot; Mike Carballa, Pasco County Assistant County Administrator—Public Infrastructure; and Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells.
From Left to Right: Sarah Rogers, Pasco County Utilities; Steve Spratt, FGUA Systems Manager; Austin Groover, Urban Air Adventure Park; Patti Clark; FGUA, Caytee Hollingsworth, FGUA; Urby, Urban Air Adventure Park Mascot; Mike Carballa, Pasco County Assistant County Administrator—Public Infrastructure; and Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells.

 

From Left to Right: Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells; Patti Clark, FGUA; Austin Groover, Urban Air Adventure Park; Caytee Hollingsworth, FGUA; Amy Bossone, Chick-Fil-A of Trinity; Mike Carballa, Pasco County Assistant County Administrator—Public Infrastructure; Steve Spratt, FGUA Systems Manager, and Matt Rihs, FGUA.
From Left to Right: Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells; Patti Clark, FGUA; Austin Groover, Urban Air Adventure Park; Caytee Hollingsworth, FGUA; Amy Bossone, Chick-Fil-A of Trinity; Mike Carballa, Pasco County Assistant County Administrator—Public Infrastructure; Steve Spratt, FGUA Systems Manager, and Matt Rihs, FGUA.

 

Judging Panel Busy at Work. Pictured from left to right: Austin Groover, Urban Air Adventure Park; Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells; Sandra Anderson, Pasco County Utilities; Steve Spratt, FGUA Systems Manager; and Mike Carballa, Pasco County Assistant County Administrator—Public Infrastructure.
Judging Panel Busy at Work. Pictured from left to right: Austin Groover, Urban Air Adventure Park; Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells; Sandra Anderson, Pasco County Utilities; Steve Spratt, FGUA Systems Manager; and Mike Carballa, Pasco County Assistant County Administrator—Public Infrastructure.

 

Poster Contest Final Judging Panel, from left to right: Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells; Sandra Anderson, Pasco County Utilities; Steve Spratt, FGUA Systems Manager; Mike Carballa, Pasco County Assistant County Administrator—Public Infrastructure; and Austin Groover, Urban Air Adventure Park.
Poster Contest Final Judging Panel, from left to right: Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells; Sandra Anderson, Pasco County Utilities; Steve Spratt, FGUA Systems Manager; Mike Carballa, Pasco County Assistant County Administrator—Public Infrastructure; and Austin Groover, Urban Air Adventure Park.