Thanks to everyone who pledged for Dickinson in the Great Schools Clean Streams challenge! We came in 5th out of 40 participating public and charter schools, winning $200 of educational funds for the school.
The challenge was a public service campaign to reduce pollution in New Castle County. Participants pledged to put fats, oils, and grease in the trash and not down the drain, and credited their pledge to NCC school of their choice.
For more information about the challenge visit http://www.greatschoolscleanstreams.org/
New Castle County is trying to stop untreated sewage from spilling from the sewer system into local streams and rivers. One cause of these spills is buildups of cooking fat, oils, and grease in sewer pipes — known as FOG. When residents dump FOG down their kitchen sink, it builds up and eventually clogs sewer pipes, causing backups into homes and spills into local waterways. Yuck!