WSSC Provides Wastewater Education to Area High School Students

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel –  November 7, 2012 - Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is teaching high school students about the important job of being a wastewater treatment plant operator through its Sewer Science program.

On Thursday, November 8, 16 students from New Hope Academy in Landover Hills will learn about wastewater treatment through a series of hands-on activities taught by operators at WSSC’s Parkway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Laurel.   On November 29, 20 students from the Beddow School in Accokeek will get their opportunity to learn about the importance of being a wastewater treatment operator at WSSC’s Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Accokeek.  WSSC will offer a similar program for Montgomery County students in the spring.

WHAT:     WSSC’s Sewer Science Program

WHO:       Students, plus teachers, chaperones, WSSC and program staff

WHEN:     Thursday, November 8 and Thursday, November 29

WHERE:   WSSC’s Parkway (Laurel) and Western Branch (Upper Marlboro) Wastewater Treatment Plants

ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Photo ops, children learning during a hands–on activity.

Originally developed by the City of Palo Alto, the Sewer Science program allows students to get a picture of a wastewater treatment plant operator’s day while learning about the importance of math and science within today’s careers.  The instructors are WSSC wastewater treatment operators.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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