Illinois American Water is inviting 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms within the Company’s service area to participate in an “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest. Winning artwork will be featured in a future bill insert and earn the student(s) classroom 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. 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,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water.
To help educate
Illinois American Water’s youngest customers, the Company partnered with the
Value of Water Coalition to launch the “Imagine a Day Without Water” event Oct.
6-8, 2015. All across the nation, events and activities will take place
to highlight the important, and often taken for granted, role our drinking
Participation in the
“Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest is easy. Students are asked to
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 online at www.illinoisamwater.com, in the “Learning Center” area of the site.
Learn more about “Imagine a Day Without Water” here http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/
Winner(s) of the art
contest will be announced in November. The winning student(s) and their
drawing(s) will be featured in an Illinois American Water bill insert. The
winning class(es) will also receive a $100 donation to purchase 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, Illinois
61615 by Oct. 27, 2015. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.