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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Media Center
DATE: April 30, 2009
CONTACT: Alicia Carlson, (603) 271-4071
Jim Martin (603) 271-3710

Drinking Water Week is May 3 - 9
Celebration Event Scheduled for May 8 in Lancaster

Concord, NH - To celebrate National Drinking Water Week, May 3-9, 2009, the New Hampshire Drinking Water Week Coalition, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, is sponsoring a water festival, which will be held on May 8 at the Colonel Town Recreation Center in Lancaster from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 100 fourth grade students from the White Mountains Regional School District are scheduled to attend. The event is open to the public free of charge, and will be held rain or shine. The public is invited to attend from noon to 2 p.m.

Exhibits from public scientists, consultants, and government officials will be on display throughout the day and will feature information on water conservation, water testing, and pollution prevention. Students will also participate in hands-on activities to learn about the water cycle and nonpoint source pollution. The ever-popular drinking water tasting contest will pit several municipal water supplies against each other in order to win the title of best tasting water.

Also in attendance will be the National Theatre for Children, a professional drama troupe from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They will perform “Water Pirates III.” This is an entertaining and educational play about water conservation.

Drinking water is one of New Hampshire’s most precious resources, and keeping it safe, clean and abundant through careful management and protection is vital to the state’s economy and public health. For more information about the festival please contact Alicia Carlson at (603) 271-4071.

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