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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 the 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.

Apply for the Academy

We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Citizen's Water Academy.

The spring program consists of five two-hour sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 31; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., “Imagine a Day Without Water”
  • Tuesday, April 7; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., “Protecting the Environment”
  • Tuesday, April 14; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., “A Sustainable Future”
  • Tuesday, April 21; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., “Protecting Public Health”
  • Tuesday, 28; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., “The Value of Water”

Class size is limited and the selection process is competitive. Participants must be able to commit to attend all 5 sessions.

To apply, complete the academy application and email to sonia.allman@nashville.gov.

The application deadline is February 18 and Metro Water Services will notify participants of acceptance no later than February 24.

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