Last month WaterPro’s Assistant General Manager David Gardner went to Washington as part of a delegation from the Rural Water Association of Utah. The purpose of the trip, which was paid for by Rural Water, was to meet with staffers in the offices of all Utah’s senators and representatives to provide information about issues affecting private water systems. Approximately 40% of water systems in rural Utah are private, and WaterPro is the largest non profit private water system in the state. As a member of Rural Water’s Board of Directors, Mr. Gardner works with legislators in Salt Lake City and in Washington to make sure that customers of private systems such as WaterPro receive the same protections as customers of public water systems.
Last year’s Water Week field trips were such a success, we’re once again inviting fourth graders from all Draper public and private schools to tour WaterPro’s and Jordan Valley’s water treatment plants in special field trips during the first week of May. Employees from the three entities will escort the tours, as well as give hands-on demonstrations on watershed preservation, storm-water pollution, the history of water in Draper, and more. Thanks in part to a grant from JVWCD’s conservation program, we are able to offer this program at no cost to the schools or the students. We are also providing classroom materials so teachers can incorporate the lessons learned during the tours into their lesson plans.