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. 

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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