Shoreline Water District’s School Challenge doubles the awareness in 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

By Diane Pottinger

We at Shoreline Water District remain convinced that getting students involved in water conservation at an early age leads not only to greater awareness, but a recognition of the positive impact they can make as individuals throughout their lifetime.

With that in mind, Shoreline Water District and the Saving Water Partnership hosted a contest for K through 6 students in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park for the second year in a row, as part of Fix-A-Leak Week. We provided instructions to all the schools, encouraging teachers to have their students test their home toilets using the “Toilet Leak Detection Kit” that was mailed out to area residents by the Saving Water Partnership.

The results of this year’s Challenge were outstanding: nearly all schools increased their participation, plus a couple new schools joined in the Challenge, accounting for doubled overall participation!

King’s Elementary School won the challenge for the 2nd year in a row with an overwhelming 89% of their students participating (a sharp increase from last year’s 44% participation), including 11 individual classrooms with 100% participation. Similar 100% results came from Highland Terrace Elementary with 4 classrooms, and Shoreline Christian with 2 classrooms. The classrooms with the highest percentage of participation will be honored with a special Pizza Party sponsored by Shoreline Water District and the Saving Water Partnership.

Shoreline Water District is extremely proud of the students, parents and teachers who took the time to learn more about water conservation through our second annual Challenge, and we look forward to achieving even greater results next year!

To see a chart of total percentages and participation by school, visit our related blog story.

Shoreline Water District is a Special Purpose District not affiliated with the City of Shoreline that is responsible for providing water in the areas east of I-5 in Shoreline, and in a portion of Lake Forest Park. More information about Fix-A-Leak Week,


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