Educational Programs


City of Dallas Water Utilities values our younger customers. The programs below have been developed to help area children appreciate the importance of conserving water.


Environmental Education Initiative (EEI)

Developed in 2005, the Environmental Education Initiative offers FREE class room presentations to Dallas school children on the subjects of water conservation and recycling. The program also provides FREE staff development for teachers, including the materials needed to teach the lessons themselves. Classroom presentations are available for any elementary or middle school that serves Dallas children. This includes all public and private schools in the city of Dallas as well as public and private schools in some portions of Richardson, Carrollton and Plano. Presentations are made by environmental education graduate students from the University of North Texas and are Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) certified.

For additional information or to schedule a presentation, visit the EEI website.


Save Water Contests

City of Dallas Water Utilities offers several contests each year in support of National Drinking Water Week. The Elementary School Poster Contest, Middle School T-shirt Contest and High School Visual Arts Contest are held during the school year and are open to all City of Dallas students in any school district, private school or those who may be home-schooled. We also have a contest each summer for kids! All contests have prizes and recognition for the winners.

Click here to find information on the 2018 School Art Contests.


what others are saying

“The calendar art contest sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities is a great way to engage young people in water conservation efforts. As a judge, I have been very impressed with the creativity of the youngsters who took part in the contest, and their message to other young people in the Dallas area to save water.”

— Pete Delkus, Chief Meteorologist, WFAA – Channel 8

“The efforts of DWU to reach out to school children and teach water conservation techniques have provided a wonderful opportunity for all. The expression of ideas through art enriches the educational experience. And the City’s integration of that art into the Kid’s Calendar Contest extends the educational and artistic experience to the broader community.”

— Veletta Lill, Executive Director, Dallas Arts District