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Posted on: May 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City Celebrates National Drinking Water Week MAY 7-13, 2023

2023 6-8 Durham Winners

City Celebrates National Drinking Water Week May 7-13

Water Management announces Water Conservation Poster Contest Winners

DURHAM, N.C. — National Drinking Water Week runs Sunday, May 7 through Saturday, May 13. Drinking Water Week is a time to celebrate Water Management staff who produce, manage, and maintain the City’s water resources to help make Durham a more sustainable community. 

National Drinking Water Week is an annual recognition of municipal water providers and water professionals to remind the public of the vital role that clean, safe drinking water plays in our daily lives. Durham’s Department of Water Management designs, creates and maintains the infrastructure and treatment processes so the system works in harmony to ensure safe tap water is ‘There When You Need It.’

Water Conservation Poster Contest Winners – “Save Blue. Live Green.”
In honor of National Drinking Water Week, we're happy to announce winners of Durham Water Management's annual Poster Contest! This year, students in grades K-8 were tasked with highlighting how to “Save Blue. Live Green.” The following artists competed in the department’s contest as well as in the state-wide contest sponsored by NC OneWater, formerly the North Carolina Chapter of the American Water Works Association – Water Environment Association. Local and state winners listed below.

Winning entries in the grades K-2 division:
2023 K-2 Durham Winners

  • First Place – Ava Heath, Girl Scout Troop 1871
  • Second Place – Annaliese Hodgin, Girl Scout Troop 1871
  • Third Place – Ana Grace Langston, Girl Scout Troop 1871

Winning entries in the grades 3-5 division:2023 3-5 Durham Winners

  • First Place – Katherine Cerwin, Durham Academy* 
  • Second Place – Deeya Nanda, Durham Academy
  • Third Place – Maddy Kate Misuraca, Durham Academy 

Winning entries in the grades 6-8 division:
2023 6-8 Durham Winners

  • First Place – Sarah Heda, Voyager Academy*
  • Second Place – Yasmina Benzerga, Voyager Academy**
  • Third Place – Elliott McMurray, Voyager Academy  

Fan Favorites
2023 Durham Fan favorites

  • K-2: Tinsley Tankersley
  • 3-5: Nathaniel Ray
  • 6-8: Sarah Heda

*2nd place in State contest
**3rd place in State contest

Visit our Poster Contest Page to view all the winning entries. For more information on drinking water and water conservation, contact the City’s water efficiency and conservation program staff at (919) 560-4381 or visit the department’s webpage at

About the Department of Water Management
The Department of Water Management is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Durham's water supply, water treatment and water reclamation (wastewater treatment) facilities, the collection and distribution systems (including meter reading), and customer billing services. The department has a wide variety of support divisions and programs to maintain the existing infrastructure that provide these integral services, and strives to be a responsible steward of the City’s physical assets. For information, visit, like Durham Saves Water on Facebook, and follow @DurhamWater on Twitter.



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