BSU announces water conservation poster contest student winners

Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. has announced the winners of its 2024 “Drop Savers” water conservation poster contest:

  • Lucas Tsakas, Bonita Springs Charter School, Kindergarten, Division 1
  • Elyana Gramajo, Bonita Springs Charter School, Second Grade, Division 2
  • Jefferson Cifuentes, Bonita Springs Charter School, Fourth Grade, Division 3

Lucas Tsakas also placed first in Division 1 in the state-level contest.

Conducted in partnership with the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, BSU coordinated with Bonita Springs and Estero elementary and middle schools to inspire students to create a poster depicting a water conservation idea. The contest helps students learn the importance of water conservation in their daily routines and promote water awareness.

The winners were chosen based on the water conservation message, creativity and originality shown through their artwork. BSU presented each winner with an award certificate, a $50 Target gift card and a $25 ice cream gift card. For placing first at the state level, FSAWWA awarded Tsakas with a plaque and a $100 Amazon gift card.

“Our student artists did an incredible job and we are so proud of their commitment to water conservation,” said John R. Jenkins, BSU executive director. “The more we can encourage water-saving habits with our youth, the more we do to preserve our limited water resources now and for the future.”

BSU encourages water conservation by all members. Resources on how to reduce water usage are available at Members can also contact Courtney Stevenson, conservation & sustainability specialist, at or 239-390-4919 for information on how to conserve water inside and outside the home.

Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. is a not-for-profit water and wastewater utility cooperative founded by local citizens in 1970. The member-owned utility provides service in the City of Bonita Springs, the Village of Estero and unincorporated south Lee County. The utility is recognized as an industry leader with awards from the American Water Works Association, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Water Environment Association.

For more information, visit the BSU website at

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