To celebrate Drinking Water Week, 2016, the Department of Natural Resources held a poster contest for Missouri fifth-grade students.

Drinking Water Week is a week set aside each year to make people more aware of the benefits of tap water. A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates jobs, attracts industry and investment and provides for the health and welfare of citizens in ways ranging from disease prevention to fire suppression. We often take water resources for granted unless we are living through a drought or when depleted water supplies threaten a community's future. Water plays a vital role in our daily lives, and this poster contest asked students to celebrate what only tap water can deliver.

Congratulations to the 2016 top three winners!  

First Place
Lydia Dillman
Savannah
Second Place
Michael Chernish
Sedalia
Third Place
Otto Hoijarvi
Crestwood