eWeek (National Engineers' Week)
Without engineers, WSSC Water wouldn't be able to do its job. We love our engineers, and we love National Engineers' Week, or eWeek, during which we highlight the intersection of engineering and water. eWeek is observed every February.
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WSSC Water’s H2O Careers programming is offered for students in the ninth to 12th grades. These are ideal programs for students interested in solving real-world problems while also learning about the intersection of the water and wastewater industry, engineering and the environment.
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This simulated laboratory for high school students is hosted at one of our water resource recovery facilities. During the day, students create and treat wastewater, giving them a snapshot of a day in the life of a WRRF operator. The day includes a tour of the facility, which lets students see how WSSC Water uses the same techniques on a larger scale. This program highlights the importance of math and science in today's careers.
Note: Due to limited capacity, participation in this program is determined through a lottery system. If you are interested in the program, contact our Communications and Community Relations office.
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Fats, Oils and Grease Environmental Science Curriculum for Prince George's County
Using hands-on learning activities, students explore the environmental impacts of fats, oils and grease on the sewer system, and how solutions implemented at home and school can keep Maryland’s waterways cleaner and sewer pipes free of "FOG."
The program explains how by-products of simple cooking can create contaminants that can clog pipes, restrict water flow and potentially result in sewer back-ups and overflows. These, in turn, can seep into recreational waterways, where they can harm aquatic life and potentially cause serious human illness.
Through a partnership with the Prince George’s County School District, every sixth-grade student in the county participates in a FOG lesson.