MEDIA ADVISORY: WSSC Presents 12th Annual Children’s Water Festival

Hundreds of local students participate in hands-on educational activities stressing the importance and value of water

| Media Advisory

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 9, 2017 – More than 450 fourth graders from Prince George’s and Montgomery County schools will participate in WSSC’s 12th annual Children’s Water Festival on May 10 and 11; two fun-filled, jam-packed days of educational, hands-on activities at Brighton Dam. Each year, schools from both counties participate in a lottery to attend this premier event, which highlights the importance of water and a healthy environment during National Drinking Water Week (5/7 – 5/13).

Date:               Wednesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 11 (Two, one-day events)

Time:              11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:        Brighton Dam Visitors Center, 2 Brighton Dam Rd., Brookeville, Maryland

WSSC’s official mascot, Willy Water Drop, along with dozens of WSSC volunteers, will preside over multiple hands-on activities that stress the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Students will rotate among game show-style activities, hands-on learning booths featuring area wildlife and simulated water quality testing.

For an idea of how active and hands-on the Children’s Water Festival is, check out this video from the 2015 festival.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This event provides numerous photo opportunities, with hundreds of students engaged in hands-on activities in a picturesque outdoor setting. 

WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.

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