Tyler Johnson Wins Essay Contest

Tyler Johnson Represents Douglas County In Statewide Essay Contest
Posted on 01/07/2020

Tyler Johnson, a 6th grader at Mason Creek Middle School, was recognized in December at the Georgia State Capitol and at a Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority (DWSA) board meeting, for writing a winning essay on the topic “How do you value water?” Each year, the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District holds an essay contest for middle school students, and one student from each county in Metro Atlanta has their essay chosen as the winner. Tyler’s essay was the Douglas County winner for 2019.

Students were asked to consider everything they do in a day that requires water, as well as the extensive infrastructure that is required to bring treated water to and from their homes. Finally, they were asked to consider that when a family pays its water bill, they are paying not only for the water, but also for maintenance and upkeep of that infrastructure.

The annual essay contest is one of many educational outreach initiatives conducted by the Metro Water District to raise awareness about conservation efforts and the importance of water quality preservation in the Atlanta region. 

Tyler is pictured above on the steps of the Capitol and below with his family and members of the DWSA board of directors and staff. 
Tyler at DWSA meeting

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