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Submission #253

One path to a sustainable future lays with educating future generations about our responsibilities as part of a broader ecological context. The Water Cycle manhole covers are designed to illustrate the interdependent and cyclical relationship of water which travels endlessly between the Fraser River, Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean.

An interplay between three surfaces (0, 3.5 and 7mm), the Water Cycle manhole covers (Sanitary & Storm) are designed as a contrasting, yet complementary pair. Their purpose is not only to beautify the streets, but provide an accessible message to the passerby about our role and responsibility in maintaining a harmonious water cycle.