Artwork contest and water treatment plant tour in celebration of Drinking Water Week
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities and the American Water Works Association kick off Drinking Water Week with an invitation to “Protect the Source” throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth county.
Drinking Water Week recognizes the vital role drinking water plays in our daily lives.
To commemorate the week, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities is hosting a public tour of the Swann Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m. The plant is at 2800 River Ridge Road, Pfafftown. Tour attendees will have the chance to win tickets to the May 24th Lee Greenwood concert at the Fairgrounds Annex and other prizes.
There is also an artwork contest for children ages 6-12. Submitted artwork should depict local water sources (Salem Lake and the Yadkin River) or the benefits of tap water.
One winner from each age group (6-8 and 9-12) will win a prize pack that includes passes for Kaleideum, Historic Bethabara, City of Winston-Salem Pools and Salem Lake Kayak Rentals.
Contest rules and entry instructions are available at utilities.cityofws.org. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on May 17.
About WSFC Utilities:
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities provides high-quality water, sewer and solid waste services through responsible use of resources, reliable delivery and stewardship of the environment. Administrative offices are located in Winston-Salem City Hall with management by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission, formed by a joint consolidation agreement in 1976.