Thanks to the efforts of the St. Croix Environmental Association, students from the John H. Woodson Junior High School had the pleasure last Tuesday, to tour the Water and Power Authority’s water plant in observance of World Water Day.
In 1993 the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day to bring awareness about the importance of clean healthy water and conservation.
The lucky students saw presentations on desalination, reverse osmosis, water testing, water distribution, waste water treatment, protecting St. Croix’s watershed and the water cycle.
Dan Detterville, WAPA environmental lab supervisor, told the students how the authority runs tests daily to make sure the water going out to the public living in ST CROIX RENTALS is safe.
Lynnea Roberts, St. Croix Environmental Association education coordinator, said the tour was part of the educational and investigative field trip series. The goal of organizers is to make students aware of the many ways they can protect and conserve natural resources.