May 4, 2010
2010 City of Houston Water Festival
Protecting our water resources is the valuable lesson two thousand students will learn at the City of Houston 17th annual Water Festival being held on Thursday, May 6, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby, Houston, Texas 77002. This exciting and engaging free outdoor event educates students about Houston's drinking water supply, how to protect our most valuable natural resource and ways to use water efficiently.
The festival also introduces students to a variety of career options to consider as they interact with city engineers, water treatment plant operators, chemists, environmental inspectors, and utility maintenance and wastewater professionals.
Students who participated in the 2010 T-Shirt Art competition will learn who the winners are. During the 11 a.m. festival ceremony, city dignitaries will congratulate the first, second and third-prize winners of the contest. The grand prize winner's artwork will be reproduced on the festival t-shirts.
Festival attendees will explore 40 interactive exhibit booths hosted by city, state and federal water professionals and local environmental educators. The City's Department of Public Works and Engineering, Public Utilities Division, Drinking Water Operations Branch coordinates the Water Festival to increase awareness about the importance of protecting our water resources. Public education is a primary component in the Drinking Water Operation's mission to ensure adequate water supply for future generations of citizens. For more information or to get a group registration form and other festival details, visit www.waterworksforhouston.org, or call 832-395-3784.