The Eugene-Springfield Water Pollution Control Facility hosted its first Clean Water University event on September 27 and 28 for approximately 700 fifth grade students. While visiting the River Avenue facility, they learned about wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water through interactive booths and a tour of the regional wastewater treatment plant. The overarching goal of each day was to teach students about the importance of clean water.
This learning opportunity was made possible by the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission and the City of Springfield public education staff, with support from the City of Eugene and Springfield Utility Board. For several years Clean Water University has been a successful in-class program for Springfield students, and this event marked an expansion of the program into Eugene schools.