News & Updates
Winners of the poster and poetry contests will be contacted through their school teacher in April 2017.
Results will not be publicly released until after the special, by invitation only, Awards Ceremony in mid-May for the contest winners and honorable mention winners. The results will be posted on the BWS website after the ceremony.
The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is now accepting entries for its 2017 Water Conservation Week Poster and Poetry Contest, which is open to Oahu students island-wide. These annual contests promote awareness of our island's limited drinking water supply and encourage Oahu's youth to become more water-efficient.
The 39th annual poster contest is open to Oahu students in grades Kindergarten to 6 and the 9th annual poetry contest is open to Oahu students in grades 7 to 12.
The 2017 contest theme, "Conserve to Preserve," invites Oahu youth to creatively express the importance of conserving water now to preserve our water supply for the future.
Many of us take for granted that we'll always have safe, fresh drinking water whenever we open a tap. But Oahu's groundwater supply is finite and we all must do our part to help preserve and protect our water resources so it remains healthy now and in the future.
Efforts such as protecting watershed lands, avoiding senseless water water where possible, and using water efficiently will help extend our supplies while keeping them safe and dependable for all Oahu water users.
Contest rules, entry form, and list of drop-off locations and business hours are available for download - see links below.
For more information about these annual contests or calendar, call (808) 748-5041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Water Supply (BWS), City and County of Honolulu, is seeking sponsors for its 2017 Water Conservation Week Program. Major components of this water education program are annual poster and poetry contests, which highlight a water-conservation related theme, and publication of a 12-month calendar for 2018 that features winning contest entries.
The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu. It is charged with managing Oahu's municipal water resources and distribution system to ensure a safe and dependable drinking water supply now and into the future. This includes caring for Oahu's watersheds, preserving and protecting the island's finite water supply, and repairing and replacing the aging infrastructure. Its operations and projects are financed with revenues generated by water transmission and distribution fees; it does not receive income from property or other county taxes and fees. The BWS also pursues federal and state grants to help subsidize BWS projects.
Your support will underwrite the costs of:
Depending on the selected level of sponsorship, sponsors will receive the following benefits:
Sponsors may NOT be individuals, organizations or corporations that the BWS contracts directly with for goods, services or construction or intend to enter into a contract with the BWS.
Interested persons and organizations may submit a letter of interest for consideration to the BWS Communications Office via e-mail through email@example.com, or via postal mail at 630 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96843. Click for a printable version of this webpage.
Sponsor's payments should be made payable to the BWS and sent to: Board of Water Supply, Communications Office, 630 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96843. Sponsors will receive a letter of acknowledgement for their monetary and in-kind support that they may use to seek deductions when filing their taxes.
Interested sponsors may apply any time. For maximum sponsorship benefit, please apply by Friday, November 21, 2016.