Montgomery County Middle School Students Get Schooled in Sewage; Making and Treating It
Weeklong STEM-related Camp Concludes with Sewage Treatment Plant Tour and Hands-on Wastewater Lessons
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Laurel – July 18, 2019: Most kids likely flush it and forget it… but after tomorrow, the two dozen middle school students who are wrapping up a week-long STEM-related camp with a day at WSSC’s Seneca Water Resource Recovery Facility in Germantown will likely have wastewater memories – and smells -- that last a lifetime!
Donning lab coats, goggles and gloves, the 25 Montgomery County Middle School students will participate in Sewer Science. In the hands-on educational program, students make wastewater, simulate lab tests on the sewage and then figure out how to treat it. The unique program not only opens their eyes to the wastewater treatment process, but also teaches them about careers in the wastewater industry.
WHAT: WSSC Water Works Camp
WHO: 25 Middle School Students, WSSC Engineers, Learning Undefeated (formerly MdBio Foundation) and the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission
WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: WSSC’s Seneca Water Resource Recovery Facility
12600 Great Seneca Highway
Germantown, MD 20874
** Editors’ Note: Students will tour the Seneca Water Resource Recovery Facility from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. then head inside for the Sewer Science lesson, which is very extremely visual. Possible weather angle here as well: heat + humidity + sewage = you have to be there to understand!
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.