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DC Water Seeks Huggable Mascot

How does DC Water keep coming up with ways to make people talk about tap water? First, they promoted local businesses that cook with the water. Then they got tap water served at the inauguration.

Now, DC Water is looking for a partner in its antics: a mascot. The utility will hold auditions to play Wendell/Wendy the Water Drop on Feb. 15 and Feb. 19.

Here are the characteristics of a successful anthropomorphized water drop, according to a DC Water flyer (PDF):

  • Boogieing
  • Can-do attitude
  • Physical fitness
  • Huggable
  • Likes wearing tights.
  • Loves tap water

But if you think you'll just drop into that blueberry-like costume and part-time paid position, think again. According to DC Water, contestants will be judged on "agility, animation, and charisma."

Graphic via DC Water.

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  • joan

    must be able to hide lead poisoning and fecal coliform bacteria from unsuspected public

  • …done

    must be able to carry enough chloramine to induce vomiting while brushing teeth.

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