Clean Water Week

2014 Maine Clean Water Week Poster Contest

(Posted by Matt Timberlake March 9th, 2014)

In recognition of Maine Clean Water Week, June 1st-7th, 2014, the Maine WasteWater Control Association is again sponsoring a poster competition for Maine students grades 1-12. The theme of the competition is “WHY WATER’S WORTH IT TO ME!”

There is still time to get involved at the local level, if your are an operator or involved in the wastewater treatment industry reach out to your local school and see if they are involved, maybe even offer to go in to the classroom and talk about clean water and why its worth it to YOU!

Who can submit a poster?  Any student in Maine School Grades 1-12. Prizes will be awarded for the top poster for each age group and recognition for the top three posters in each age group.

What do you submit?  A poster no larger the 22″ x 28″, which illustrates what clean water means to you or why you think clean water is important to the State of Maine (ME).  Use crayons, marker, paints or other format. (tip: colorful posters are always favorites with the judges)

When is your poster due?  All posters must be received by MWWCA by April 11, 2014

Contact Matt Timberlake MWWCA Public Relations Chair with questions. 207-754-4282 or email

Click HERE to read the TPO Magazine Article featuring MWWCA’s Clean Water Week Poster Contest

2013 Maine Clean Water Week Poster Contest Winners Named!


In 1983 the Maine Legislature made provisions to designate the first full week of June as Maine Clean Water Week. Maine Clean Water Week was created to increase the public’s awareness of the improvements made in the quality of Maine’s waterways. One of the primary reasons our waterways have so greatly improved is due to the hard work of Maine’s collection system and wastewater treatment plant personnel.

In recognition of Maine Clean Water Week, June 3-7, 2013, the Maine Wastewater Control Association again sponsored a poster competition for students in Grade 3-8. The theme of the competition was “What Clean Water Means To Me.”

This year nearly 300 posters were received from throughout the state, and at the MWWCA spring conference winning posters were selected by the membership including the three top posters. The winners will be honored at the Maine Wastewater Control Association’s 2013 Fall Convention or at a school assembly, and receive cash prizes. Additionally the top twelve posters will once again be featured in the 2014 MWWCA calendar. The posters were judged by attendees of the spring conference and it was evident that water colors and a true Maine theme were big hits with the members as all 3 of the winning posters selected were from Ms. Havens 6th grade class at Massabesic Middle School in East Waterboro! Ms. Haven’s class all used very colorful water color designs and shared a great message about what water means to them.

Winning posters were submitted by:

First Place – Sofie Irons, Second Place – Nick Rocray, Third Place – Faith Ledger