Education and outreach is an opportunity for us to bring awareness to the many ways we all can help keep our environment thriving. Children can lead the way when they understand how their actions can impact and influence those around them.
Through presentations, educational videos and materials, and our participation in community events, we demonstrate how the water and wastewater treatment processes work, and the importance of protecting and maintaining our systems.
For more information about classroom presentations, field trip opportunities, and Utility Systems-related resources, contact:
Project Coordinator-Utility Outreach
Port St. Lucie Utility Systems invited St. Lucie County school students to participate in the Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest in conjunction with the Florida Section American Water Works Association. Eight schools participated and 206 entries were submitted from students in grades 1 through 11. A winner was chosen from each grade, and several of those posters have been submitted to the state-wide poster contest, which will be held in mid-April.
2018 “Drop Savers” Poster Contest Winners:
Explore the wonderful world of water and wastewater with Mikey the microorganism, a friendly bacteria who lives at the wastewater treatment plant.
There are lots of fun activities and coloring pages to help kids learn about where our water comes from and how we clean it up before it is sent to homes. They will also learn about the wastewater treatment process, as well as how they can help maintain our systems and save water.
Download Water and Wastewater Wonders
By making a few simple changes at home, kids can become Water Saver Super Heroes! Wasting less water, not only helps to conserve, it helps save money on the water bill. Everyone wins when they live with a water saver super hero. So "water" you doing to help? Let’s start saving!
All of the Earth's water is part of an endless "water cycle." Through this cycle, nature cleans and moves water from the ocean to the air, then to the land and back again.
A fun way to help kids visualize the water cycle include making a wristband using yarn and different colored beads that represent each step. Kids will also like creating their own water cycle in a jar using a small plant, rocks, sand, and gravel.
A homemade water filtration system demonstrates the process in which dirty water moves through various layers that remove particles and make the water run clear.
This is a very simple and visual way to show how water is absorbed by the earth and filtered before it reenters the aquifer.