Today kicks off 2010 WaterFest at the E.M. Johnson Water Treatment Plant in Raleigh! This is a great program put together by the Cities Public Utilities Department. WaterFest is being held through Thursday, from 9am-2pm each day, and is free of charge and open to the public.

WaterFest is geared toward kids ages K-8th grade, and is full of fun learning opportunities for everyone. The folks who host WaterFest do a great job of teaching the kids in attendance about water conservation, how water is kept clean and contaminate-fee, and how water makes it to their homes.

There are tons of activities to enjoy: open-air water bus rides, hay rides, digging for fossils, touring the facility, lab experiments, and much more! The event is open to school groups, civic groups, and families and is a tremendous opportunity to learn about Raleigh’s Water System.

I encourage everyone to stop by, and as always, use water wisely!!!