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EMWD’s Patrick the Poo Recognized for Educational Excellence

Feb 23, 2023

Eastern Municipal Water District’s (EMWD) beloved wastewater mascot, Patrick the Poo, was honored this week with the 2022 National Environmental Achievement Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for excellence in public information and education.

EMWD received the award at NACWA’s 2023 conference in Sonoma on February 14, 2023.

EMWD was recognized for its viral video sensation Patrick the Poo, which has amassed nearly 100,000 views on YouTube. The EMWD wastewater mascot teaches children and adults alike the importance of protecting their sewer system.

Patrick the Poo was introduced in 2019 and has played a pivotal role in EMWD’s years-long campaign to promote environmental responsibility and water supply sustainability through his Sewer Smart messaging.

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