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Citizen's Water Academy

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The Citizen’s Water Academy is an opportunity for our customers to learn about our most precious natural resource, water, and how we manage it from “river to river”.

Through the Academy, we hope to provide a better understanding of our resource and our processes to build a diverse network of leaders and influencers who are willing to share their knowledge in the community and serve as ambassadors for water.

Academy Program

The Citizen's Water Academy program includes tours of Metro Water Services facilities, informative presentations, interactive demonstrations in MWS state-of-the-art lab, and the opportunity to interact with staff and other water experts over five two-hour sessions. The final session includes a class graduation celebration in our historic filtration building at the Omohundro Water Treatment Plant.

Fall 2019 Class schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 1 - 5:30pm  "Imagine a Day Without Water"
  • Tuesday, October 8 - 5:30pm  "Protecting the Environment"
  • Tuesday, October 15 - 5:30pm  "A Sustainable Future"
  • Tuesday, October 22 - 5:30pm  "Protecting Public Health"
  • Tuesday, October 29th - 5:30pm  "The Value of Water"

Apply for the Academy

We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2019 academy. Applicants must be able to attend all five Academy sessions as list in the schedule. Deadline to apply for the fall session is September 19th. Participants will be notified of acceptance by September 20th.

To apply, complete the Citizen's Water Academy Application Form.

If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact Sonia Allman.