Sunday, June 10, 2012

Last week for entries!

This blog is the complement to the June 2, H2Ohhh! event at Camp Bayou. Each week, we will post one of the questions from our contest. The post will have some relevant info and maybe be a hint to the correct answer to the question of the week.

This is the last blog post before our grand prize drawing on Saturday, June 16. If you haven't had a chance yet to enter our contest, there are still a few days remaining to click the link at left and get your entry in. We especially encourage those who have already submitted an entry since only 1 in 17 people got all the answers correct.

Some answers to reconsider are these:
- While industrial pollution is a serious problem, the fact that these issues can be traced back to the original polluter (point source pollution), means there is a greater likelihood that solutions can be found to address those problems. It is when the source of pollution is not obvious, perhaps small but frequent instances of pollution occurring throughout the watershed, that we find solutions so elusive. This is the hardest type of pollution to deal with in our region.

- A drop per second, every day, over the course of a year adds up to a lot more water than most people might think. This sounds like a word problem from school: If one drop = .0122 ounces (Google it and you get some variation of this amount) and there are 31,556,926 seconds in a year (again, Google to the rescue), how many gallons of water are lost when that drip continues every second for a year?

- The question about water used during baths or showers was  addressed last week .

Now that you know the questions that most commonly were wrong, you can answer all the questions correctly to ensure your eligibility for the grand prize drawing on June 16. Enter as often as you like but only one correct entry per email address will be entered into the drawing.

Be sure to click on the link to enter our contest for a chance to win great prizes related to water. Prize photos can be seen at left and include items such as a hydration backpack, a water quality 'discovery' set, and more...

All the answers, as well as our grand prize winners, will be announced in next week's blog post.

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