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Durham Students to Pledge to Conserve Water

Posted November 13, 2007 11:47 a.m. EST

— Elementary school and middle school students on Wednesday will pledge to conserve water as part of a week of activities designed to teach about the impacts of the statewide drought.

“When our children are shown that something like the drought we are experiencing really does affect them, they are anxious to learn about it and do what they can to help,” Durham City Manager Patrick Baker said in a statement. “These students will then take that information home and share it with their families. It is a great thing to be able to teach children at a young age about conservation.”

Students will take a special “Water – Use It Wisely” conservation pledge during their morning announcements Wednesday. The city Department of Water Management worked with Durham Public Schools officials to provide teachers with information on the area’s drought conditions and the ways that residents could reduce water consumption.