Okatie, SC (May 26, 2015) — Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority marked National Drinking Water Week with an essay contest for high school students and a poster contest for middle school students.

General Manager Ed Saxon presented Vanessa Madrid and Marcus Cook, students at Battery Creek High School, with iPads for their essays on ‘Why are water quality and water quantity equally important?’ Thomas Heyward Academy seventh grader Kieana Chisolm won the poster contest for her 3-D entry on ‘What do you know about H20?’ Her class was treated to a pizza party.

Drinking Water Week is observed nationally to recognize the importance of quality drinking water and the infrastructure needed to maintain it.

Information about BJWSA can be found online at www.bjwsa.org.