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Laurel – June 21, 2018: Most high school students have said so long to studies and hello to summer vacation, but not H20 Engineers! Twenty high school students from various Montgomery and Prince George’s County schools are skipping a day of summer fun to join WSSC engineers to get hands-on experience on how to operate a water system. 

Tomorrow, Friday, June 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., students will use a one-of-a-kind, scaled model that simulates an actual, self-contained pressurized water system with pipes, valves, homes, businesses and more. It’s a great opportunity for students to experience working with real-world principles, tools and systems needed in engineering roles within the water industry.


WHO:  About 20 high school students from various Montgomery and Prince George’s County schools  

WHAT: Working with a unique water system model, students will see first-hand how water, pressure, pipes, and valves are used to keep the water flowing.

WHERE:  WSSC’s Headquarters, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707 

WHEN: Friday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an extremely visual event. You will see water levels drop, pressure gauges change and water spray when a pipe breaks, while students solve engineering challenges to keep the water moving.

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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