Vermont Drinking Water Week

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Some of the most plentiful and cleanest drinking water on the planet can be found here in Vermont. Our health and well-being are supported by safe and reliable drinking water supplies—and the water professionals working at water treatment facilities in nearly every town. Think about what life would be like without safe and reliable water.

Each year, the Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee provides interesting and thought-provoking concepts and activities for your students grades 4-6 during Drinking Water Week, the first full week of May.

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2022 Fair

Join us for the Drinking Water Week Fair on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Norwich University in Northfield, VT. For more information about the Fair, including how to sign-up, please contact Ashley Lucht at 802-861-0074 or email vermontdrinkingwaterweek@gmail.com. Reservations are required due to site limitations. Make reservations by Monday, April 25, 2022.

The Committee is excited for the return of an in-person fair this year, barring any significant changes to state-wide health directives or emergency orders, or weather. The committee understands there will be varying degrees of risk tolerance and will respect each school’s comfort level with attending the fair. While still too early to finalize fair logistics, please know that committee members take the health and safety of all those in attendance very seriously.

2022 Poster Contest

Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 can submit artwork that reflects this year’s theme: Water to the Rescue! 

Use this fact sheet to learn more and develop your poster.

There will be a winner and honorable mention  for each grade level. Winners will receive a prize and their artwork will be printed for distribution.

Rules

Student’s artwork must be created for the sole purpose of this contest and without collaboration with other students. Please include the participating student’s name, grade, teacher, school, and school’s phone number on the back of the poster.

Artwork should be no larger than 8 ½” x 11”. Artwork must be original and can be in any medium including hand-drawn, digitally created, photographs, collage; however, video cannot be accepted. Spelling counts.

The Committee discourages depicting single-use bottles in a positive light.

Submission

Please mail or deliver all entries to:

Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee
c/o Vermont Rural Water Association
20 Susie Wilson Rd, Suite B
Essex Junction, VT 05452

Or email scanned images to vermontdrinkingwaterweek@gmail.com

All mailed entries must be mailed in time to be received by close-of-business April 18, 2022. The Committee will be judging entries starting at noon on April 20th. Winners and honorable mentions will be notified that day.

Please be aware that by submitting an entry, participants agree to have their artwork and name used throughout the year in or on non-profit publications, web pages, social media, presentations and special events.

For more information, please contact Ashley Lucht at (802) 861-0074 or vermontdrinkingwaterweek@gmail.com.

2021 Poster Contest Winners

The 2021 theme was Water Is Essential. Congrats to the winners!

4th Grade Winner

5th Grade Winner

6th Grade Winner

2020 Poster Contest Winners

The 2020 theme was “Water Sustains…”
Over 90 students submitted artwork to the contest. The winners received a Vermont State Park annual pass.

4th Grade Winner

5th Grade Winner

6th Grade Winner

PSA

Since Vermont Drinking Water Week couldn’t hold their usual fair in 2020, they put together this fun PSA. Check it out!