***MEDIA ADVISORY*** WSSC Provides Wastewater Education to Area High School Students

ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Photo opportunities available with teenagers during hands-on activities at wastewater treatment plant

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – March 4, 2013: Where would we be without a sewer system? The 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 March 5, 16 students from High Point High School in Beltsville will learn about wastewater treatment thought a series of hands-on activities taught by operators at WSSC’s Parkway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Laurel. WSSC will offer a similar program for Montgomery County students later in March.

WHAT:
WSSC’s Sewer Science Program

WHO:
Students, Teachers and WSSC staff

WHEN:
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

WHERE:
Parkway Wastewater Treatment Plant
10100 Canadian Way
Laurel, MD

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 in today’s workforce. The instructors are WSSC wastewater treatment operators. This is the second year WSSC is holding Sewer Science, with over 100 students going through the program.

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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