Children Interested in Water Waste
Interest in Philadelphia’s exposition in the interest of the conservation of water was heightened in the ranks of the pupils attending the city’s public schools. The committee sent buttons to the principals of these institutions, requesting them to give one to each child that would promise to visit the exposition. In order to stimulate that interest still further and to reach the parents through the children the committee offered two cash prizes of $10 each for the best composition by a boy and by a girl on water waste. Second prizes are $7 each, and third prizes $5. Pupils are expected to visit the exhibition and gather information upon which to base their compositions. In addition to the various plumbing fixtures shown in the exposition, illustrative of the methods of conserving the water supply, there were lantern slide pictures every evening on a canvas stretched across the south side of the courtyard, showing various views of the city’s water works and some of the most flagrant causes of waste.