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May 01, 2014

Vermont Celebrates National Drinking Water Week with Annual Children’s Fair

The Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee is pleased to again be celebrating National Drinking Water Week with an all-day Drinking Water Fair for close to 200 4-6th grade children at VINS in Quechee, VT on Friday May 9, 2014. Winners of our Annual Poster & Photo Contest will be recognized during the Fair.

National Drinking Water Week is a celebration of the value of water by learning about the critical role it plays in our daily lives and in the quality of life we enjoy. In Vermont, our water systems are critical to maintaining public health, economic vitality, fire protection and quality of life. However, current trends in population, economic growth, energy, climate and pollution affect water usage and the critical infrastructure the system needs to function properly.

Did you know?

40 percent of water is used in agriculture to grow foods to eat and beverages to drink

• 32 gallons of water is needed to make one glass of wine

• 19 gallons of water yields one apple

• 1,230 gallons of water is necessary for the production of one beef steak

46 percent of water is consumed in manufacturing products to buy

• 700 gallons of water is needed to manufacture one t-shirt

• 2,100 gallons of water produces just one pair of leather shoes

• 40,000 gallons of water is needed to manufacture a single car

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About the Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee and Fair: The Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee is a 501(c)(3) donation-supported, volunteer-run organization of water professionals and interested citizens dedicated to raising our awareness of water. At the Fair, students are exposed to myriad hands-on drinking water activities designed to stimulate thought and conversation about drinking water, its role in our lives and the impact our activities have on it. Vermont has been celebrating National Drinking Water Week for over 30 years. Check out our PSA at https://www.youtube.com/watch?vkOzTqeSeT0Q&featureyoutu.be.

Contact: Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee, Ashley Lucht, Chair, 802 585 4904, vermontdrinkingwaterweek@gmail.com

Source: Department of Environmental Conservation
Last Updated at: May 01, 2014 13:44:35
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