To recognize the vital role water plays in
our daily lives, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), the City
of Tallahassee, and Leon County Schools have teamed up to promote National
Drinking Water Week, May 7-13, by sponsoring school assembly programs that
celebrate the wonder of water.
The Tallahassee Young Actors Theatre drama team will
perform an original play, Water Wiser, for students at three area
schools on May 2nd and 3rd. The play follows two drops of water as they inform
a boy how he can make a difference by conserving.
Special guests will attend each of the school
assemblies, offering water conservation tips. On May 2, Leon County School
Board member Maggie Lewis will be at Apalachee Elementary, while Jim Oskowis,
General Manager of the City of Tallahassee Water Department will be at Buck
Lake Elementary. On May 3, PSC
Commissioner Katrina J. Tew and School Board member Joy Bowen will present
water conservation tips and talk with the students at Griffin Middle School.
“Sometimes we don’t really think about the importance
of our drinking water,” said PSC Commissioner Katrina Tew. “Through our
collaborative effort with the City and Leon County Schools, we’re encouraging
students to think about where our drinking water comes from, to understand why
conservation is important for our future water supply, and to develop
conservation habits early.”
Drinking Water Week school program times and dates
Tuesday, May 2
Apalachee Elementary, 650 Trojan
Trail - 8:00, 8:45, and 9:30 a.m.
Buck Lake Elementary, 1600 Pedrick Road
- 12:20, 1:15, and 2:00 p.m.
Griffin Middle, 800 Alabama Street - 9:00 and 9:45
For more information, contact Bev DeMello or Thelma Crump at 850-413-6480, or visit the American Water Works
Association Web site at www.awwa.org/advocacy/dww.