Great Schools Clean Streams 2017

The 2017 Great Schools Clean Streams Pledge Drive is now Closed. Congratulations to the Winners!

Congratulations to the top pledge earning schools in the 2017 Great Schools Clean Streams Pledge Drive!

Thank you so much for doing your part this year and pledging to "can the grease" pledge on behalf of the school you selected. The pledge drive is now closed and after screening for irregularities and duplicate email addresses, we collected 6,021 pledges!

How much fat, oil, and grease does that keep out of the sewers? A lot! Using USDA numbers, we estimate that 6,021 people use more than 450,000 pounds of that stuff per year. And thanks to you and your pledges, none of that will end up in our sewer system and pollute our waterways.

Here is the final list of winning school and the cash prizes they will receive:

A Message from Wendy Turner, 2017 Delaware Teacher of the Year

As a teacher, I work with young minds to help them grow up to become responsible men and women. Along with my fellow teachers, we hope that the classroom lessons we teach will be a solid foundation for the countless life lessons waiting for them after graduation.

That’s why I’m proud to support the Great Schools Clean Streams campaign, which enlists students, families and our entire community in an opportunity to be good citizens and environmental stewards.

If you represent a New Castle County school, and you are looking for promotional materials to help a local school spread the word, click here to visit our Resources page. If you want to take the pledge yourself, click here.

What's Great Schools Clean Streams All About?

Each year, New Castle County's Department of Special Services runs the Great Schools, Clean Streams pledge drive to encourage our residents to take simple steps to protect their homes and our waterways from plumbing and sewer clogs. By taking a simple pledge, you can enjoy a safer, cleaner home and a healthier natural environment.

Which Schools are Winning?

We've collected more than 3600 pledges on behalf more than 120 schools so far! And there are still more than two weeks left in the pledge drive.

To see how your favorite New Castle County school is faring, click here to see the current standings.

New Castle Department of Special Services

William J. Conner Building, 187A Old Churchman's Road, New Castle, DE 19720