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Akron, Ohio

The City of Akron Water Supply Bureau Expands its Educational Partnership with Akron Public Schools

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City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Stephanie York
Published: 11-01-2013

            Akron, Ohio (November 1, 2013) – The City of Akron Water Supply Bureau is pleased to announce the expansion of a current educational  partnership with the Akron Public Schools providing students with innovative learning opportunities associated with the drinking water industry. 

          Technical staff at the City’s Water Supply Bureau will now provide in-class presentations on an array of water related science and technology topics to students enrolled in Environmental Science classes at Buchtel, East and Firestone High Schools. In addition, Akron Water will offer transportation to students and faculty to visit Akron’s advanced drinking water treatment facility which will include guided tours, environmental education and research opportunities within the treatment plant, laboratory and protected watershed properties. 

          “Akron Water has had an excellent educational partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame School - Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and we are pleased to offer these additional educational opportunities to other Akron Public School science programs,” said Akron Service Director John Moore. 

          The City of Akron also currently offers work-study programs at Akron Water including student intern employment opportunities for high school seniors and cooperative education employment opportunities for university engineering students.

          Akron Water serves nearly 280,000 drinking water customers throughout the City of Akron and many neighboring communities. If you have any additional questions regarding Akron Water or Akron Water educational programs, please visit the Akron Water website at www.akronohio.gov/wateror call the Akron Watershed office at (330) 678-0077 x437.

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For further information, contact:
Stephanie York
Communications Director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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