Authored by Katie Cullipher, Senior Environmental Education Planner
Hampton Roads utilities recently received national recognition as a winner in the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 2012 Drinking Water Week Video Contest. This is the third year of the contest, which encourages utilities and other groups from across North America to submit videos in two categories: celebratory videos that show how they celebrated Drinking Water Week OR educational videos that touched on an important aspect of tap water. Hampton Roads utilities received recognition as a winner in the celebration category.
Through the partnership of askHRgreen.org, Hampton Roads utilities came together to host “Take Back the Tap” events throughout the region. Armed with 4 reusable water bottles and a wealth of information on the benefits of choosing clean, safe tap water, members of askHRgreen.org traveled to seven different cities in seven days promoting stewardship of our most precious resource. Their winning video highlighting the week’s events can be seen here.
As a contest winner, askHRgreen.org will receive $500 worth of consumer and youth education products from the AWWA bookstore.
About askHRgreen.org: With a focus on simple steps residents can take to find their “inner green,” askHRgreen.org is a public awareness program of the 16 cities and counties of Hampton Roads administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, which encourages environmental stewardship among all residents in southeastern Virginia. The Commission represents more than 1.6 million people who live in the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York.