County Executive Baker Joins WSSC to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Children’s Water Festival

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LAUREL, MD – May 8, 2015: Proclaiming May 6th and 7th as “WSSC Children’s Water Festival Days” Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III visited the event at WSSC’s Brighton Dam facility yesterday.

Student watch opening of Brighton Dam

County Executive Baker and students watch
opening of Brighton Dam gates at Children’s Water Festival.

This is the 10th year for the fun and educational event which brought more than 700 4th graders to the festival over the two-day period.

Greeted by Willy Water, WSSC’s official mascot, Baker visited most of the educational booths where he laughed and talked with the students. He then presented WSSC with a proclamation recognizing WSSC for its dedication to environmental stewardship and educating the community about the value of water. Commission Chair Omar N. Boulware, General Manager Jerry N. Johnson and Festival Founder Angela Ballard-Landers accepted on behalf of WSSC.  

“Under Angela’s leadership, this event has grown from 75 students ten years ago to ten times that now,” said General Manager and CEO Jerry N. Johnson. “These students were born the year the festival began, and we take great pride in preparing our future environmental stewards to lead our region in protecting the environment and educating their peers and parents about water, our most precious resource.”

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett issued a similar Children’s Water Festival proclamation. WSSC extends a special thank you to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue for providing an ambulance and safety personnel for the festival. 

Each year Prince George’s and Montgomery County schools participate in a lottery to attend this premier educational event, which highlights the importance of water and a healthy environment during National Drinking Water Week.

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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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