New Castle, DE – New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer and General Manager of New Castle County Public Works Tracy Surles have announced a new twist on the Clean Stream Champion program. The contest encourages County students (below the age of 18) to create awareness through art around one of the five Clean Stream Champion topics:
Students (one entry per student) can upload their art in one of two categories:
Winning artists, as judged by the Public Works team, will be up for some great prizes as well, including New Castle County Department of Public Works staff will judge the entries and award prizes as follows:
Artists must have their guardians upload their entry to https://www.cleanstreamchampion.org/Art-Contest/ on or before June 12, 2020.
New Castle County’s Department of Public Works maintains the state’s largest wastewater treatment system with more than 1,800 miles of sanitary sewer lines that serve 122,000 customers and takes in more than 50 million gallons each day. Cooking grease and oils poured down the drain build up in that system over time and are a leading cause of sewer blockages, backups and spills which harm the environment and create significant cleanup costs. Through more effective monitoring, regular cleaning and public education county government has cut the number of backups and overflows by half
Becoming a Clean Stream Champion
In addition, parents can become a Clean Stream Champion and be eligible to win all sorts of eco-friendly prizes by taking the pledge at CleanStreamChampion.org.