Illinois American Water is inviting third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms within the company’s service area to participate in the Imagine a Day Without Water art contest.
Winning artwork will be featured in a future bill insert and earn the students’ classrooms a $100 donation. The contest also helps to raise awareness about the value of water service.
“It’s hard to imagine even just one day without water,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water. “We need water to make a cup of coffee, grow fruits and vegetables, and manufacture nearly every product we use in our daily lives. While essential, few people understand the fundamental value of water and the systems that bring water to and from homes and businesses all day, every day.”
To help educate the utility’s youngest customers, the company partnered with the Value of Water Coalition to launch the event Oct. 6-8. All across the nation, events and activities will take place to highlight drinking water’s important role.
To participate, students draw a picture and write one sentence that describes what water service and a day without water means to them. Teachers can find instructions and materials at www.illinoisamwater.com in the Learning Center area of the site. Information is available at http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/
Winners will be announced in November. The winning students and their drawings will be featured in an Illinois American Water bill insert. The winning classes will also receive a $100 donation to buy supplies or celebrate the winning artwork with a party.
By submitting an entry the student, teacher and school are agreeing to have the submission, including identification information like name, school, etc., to be used in Illinois American Water materials. All entries should be sent to External Affairs Manager, Karen Cotton, at 7500 North Harker Drive, Peoria, IL 61615 by Oct. 27. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.