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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

More than 200 Bethpage Students Participate in Annual Bethpage Water District Poster Contest



The Bethpage Water District Board of Commissioners William J. Ellinger, John R. Sullivan and John F. Coumatos are proud to announce more than 200 Bethpage School District students participated in the District’s annual poster contest entitled, No Bethpage without Bethpage Water. The students have been working on posters of their own design since the beginning of the school year and have officially submitted their entries to the District. The contest was designed to encourage education in regard to the community’s water supply.

“We are overwhelmingly proud of the support from our community, schools and their participation in this year’s poster contest,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman William J. Ellinger.  “We look forward to judging this year’s posters and seeing what a new group of students has to say about conserving their water supply.”

 This year’s poster contest challenged Bethpage fourth grade students to answer the question, “When do I use water the most and why is it important to conserve water?” The program encourages students to reflect on their daily water usage and determine ways their habits could be changed for the better. Commissioners Ellinger, Sullivan and Coumatos will judge each poster and select the top three submissions per elementary school that portrays the most innovative ways to conserve with the best designed poster.

 “We believe it is important for members of the community to learn about their water supply,” said Board of Commissioners Secretary John F. Coumatos. “This educational effort starts with our children. These students represent the future of Bethpage Water. With their new ideas and interest we can inspire the plant operators and commissioners of the future.”

 “We thank the Bethpage School District for recognizing the importance of water conservation and promoting this lesson in the classroom,” said Board of Commissioners Treasurer John R. Sullivan. “Everyone, no matter what their age, can make a difference in protecting our water supply. It is the best way to come together as a community to make positive impact and protect our water supply.”

 The winners will be honored by the District in June with an awards ceremony. Following the ceremony, posters will be displayed in the Bethpage Public Library for community viewing. For more information, please contact the Bethpage Water District at (516) 931-0093, log onto, or the district’s Facebook page at



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