The Salisbury and Savanne Paille Primary Schools both won first place winners in the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Limited’s (DOWASCO) Essay and Poster Competition.

The Salisbury Primary School won both the first and second place in the poster competition while the Colihaut Primary School placed third.

The competition formed part of activities to commemorate World Water Day 2013 for primary school students living in communities between Salisbury and Capuchin, where the West Coast Water Project is being undertaken.

General Manager of Dowasco Bernard Etinoffe is impressed with the participation of primary school students in the company's essay and poster competition.

He says, “It’s these kinds of activities that mean a lot for water education in Dominica and part of what we do to celebrate World Water Day.”

Edward Registe, Public Relations Officer of Dowasco spoke about the intention of the project.

He said, “We wanted to get the students who live within the project area to sort of tell us in drawing what they understood about the project and to express to us what they thought the benefits of the water supply project would be to their communities and the west coast on a whole”.

The Savanne Paille Primary received a special trophy by the Royal Bank of Canada. All the participants were awarded $125.00 gift certificates to Jay’s Bookstore as well as vouchers from Perky’s Pizza through First Domestic Insurance at a special ceremony.

DOWASCO will later this year organize a school’s debate competition.

The EC$30 million West Coast Water Supply Project is being funded by the European Union and the Dominica Government.