As seen in the Nassau Observer June 22 – June 28, 2022

District Continues Partnership with Plainview-Old Bethpage School District on Fun, Educational Activity Teaching Youth About Water Conservation

The Plainview Water District Board of Commissioners, Andrew Bader, Amanda Field, and Marc Laykind are joined by all 18 winners of the 2022 PWD Water Conservation Poster Contest

Plainview, NY (June 14, 2022)—  The Plainview Water District (PWD), as part of its Preserve Plainview initiative, is proud to announce the winners of this year’s water conservation poster contest. The PWD, in partnership with the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District, launches this program every spring for students in the community grades one through six. This poster contest serves as a fun and educational activity to help teach students about the importance of water conservation and the preservation of our sole-source aquifer, while letting them express their own creativity.

“Each year we partner with the POB Central School District in this important effort. We are always impressed by the creativity the students of this community put into their water conservation posters,” said PWD Chairman Marc Laykind. “It’s challenging to pick only a handful of winners out of all the submissions because you can see the effort and thought that went into each and every one of them. We look to continuing this long-standing tradition with the school district as our youth are extremely important in the protection and conservation of our community’s most precious natural resource.”

The winners for this year’s water conservation poster contest are as follows:

Grade 1:

            Anthony Maffia, Tatum Hordos – Old Bethpage School

Grade 2:

            Kailyn Flores – Old Bethpage School

Grade 3:

            Molly Lowenfeld – Old Bethpage School

            Michelle Li – Judy Jacobs Parkway School  

            Michael Marchello – Judy Jacobs Parkway School              

Grade 4:

            Mia Lee – Old Bethpage School

            Noelle Reilly, Ashley Dunbar, Taylor Farrelly – Old Bethpage School

            Idina Hordos, Alyssa Fogel – Old Bethpage School

Grade 5:

            Patrick Dolan – Mattlin Middle School

            Andrew McLaughlin – Mattlin Middle School

            Isabella Sofia Eagle – Mattlin Middle School

Grade 6:

            Sarah Guo – Mattlin Middle School

            Nadia Lin – POB Middle School

            Heather Glykos – Mattlin Middle School

“It is an honor to once again see all the wonderful and inspiring artwork created by the Plainview-Old Bethpage students,” said PWD Commissioner Amanda Field. “As the community’s water supplier, it is gratifying to see the younger generations taking such an interest in cutting back on water usage. It is clear that the children of this community truly grasp the importance of water conservation.”

The winners of the water conservation poster contest are selected after deliberation from the PWD’s Board of Commissioners on categories including creativity, design, and overall message. This year, the District collected 159 submissions from students and the finalists were recognized at an award ceremony, which the PWD held on June 9, 2022 at its headquarters.

“Educating young members of the community on the ways they can help us Preserve Plainview is priceless because these are lessons that they will hopefully take with them well into adulthood,” said PWD Commissioner Andrew Bader. “Every single student who entered this year’s poster contest should be proud of themselves for their creativity and hard work. We hope the knowledge they acquired through this effort will help their parents, relatives and other members of the community be more mindful of their water usage and will lead to them initiating new conservation measures around their home this summer.”

For more information about water conservation, please visit the PWD website at If you have questions or seek additional information, please call the District at 516-931-6469 or email Residents are also encouraged to sign up to receive information by submitting their email address through the District’s homepage or following them on Facebook in order to stay up-to-date with District activities and initiatives.