Engineering Academy

The Engineering Academy provides high school students with an understanding of the work required to deliver superior water and resource recovery services to the community. 
This long-standing program focuses on hands-on learning and careers in water while providing students a chance to use their creativity and problem-solving skills to solve real problems that water professionals face. 
Due to the popularity of this program, and a desire to engage older students, there are now two programs available. 
  1. Engineering Academy is a program that introduces students in 9th -12th grades to the work done at a water utility. Students learn about basic infrastructure, meters, water towers and pipe investigation. 
  2. H2O Engineers is a more in-depth program where 11th and 12th grade students dig deeper into the engineering principles that help a water utility function. Students learn about flow and pressure, infrastructure design and planning, and technological advancements in break detection.
Engineering academies are one-day sessions held during winter and spring breaks at one of WSSC’s locations.

Winter Offering: (Registration below)

  • Engineering Academy -  Thursday, December 28, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Temple Hills Depot, Temple Hills, MD  
  • H2O Engineers -  Thursday, December 28, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant, Great Seneca Highway, Germantown 

Spring Offering: Save the date (Registration will open February 1)

  • Engineering Academy - Montgomery County - Wednesday, March 28
  • H2O Engineers -  Prince George’s County - Wednesday, April 4 

These events are free of charge and limited to 20 participants. Direct questions to

Registration now open and will close on December 8.

Due to the popularity of this event, preference will be given to students in WSSC’s service area - Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Other students will be placed on a waitlist and notified on December 11 if space is available.