Winning students and their teachers will each receive a collection of five water-themed books.

Sept. 20, 2017

Whether it’s for swimming, washing our faces or having a cool glass of lemonade, we all need water. This September, Arlington Water Utilities is encouraging Arlington students to think about the valuable role water plays in their lives and in the environment with the Value of Water Coloring Contest.

Students in pre-kindergarten and first through third grades are invited to enter the contest by illustrating their answer to the sentence “Because I have water, I can…”

One winning entry will be chosen in five age categories (pre-K, kindergarten, first, second and third grades). Winning students and their teachers will each receive a collection of five water-themed books.

Tarrant Regional Water District’s Water is Awesome campaign, River Legacy Living Science Center, and the Arlington Public Library are co-sponsoring the contest. Entry forms are available and can be turned in at all Arlington Public Library locations and River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard.

Click here to download and print your coloring sheet.

The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 6. Winners will be announced on the Arlington Water Utilities Facebook page on Oct. 12. A sampling of Value of Water Coloring Contest entries displayed at Ecofest in downtown Arlington on Oct. 21 and at River Legacy Living Science Center from Oct. 6-20, including at the Center’s After Dark in the Park fall festival and fundraiser Oct. 6-8.

Water utilities and conservation groups nationwide are joining together on Oct. 12 for the third annual Imagine A Day Without Water, a celebration of water advocacy and education. The event is organized by the Value of Water campaign. Learn more at

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