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Drinking Water & Wastewater Treatment

Have you ever wondered…” Where does the water come from before it comes out of my tap?” or, “Where does the water go after it goes down the drain?”

Together, we’ll discover where local drinking water comes from, how it is treated and delivered to homes and businesses across the city. We’ll also look at what happens to waste water and discuss sources of pollution.

Activity Description

This hands-on watershed model simulates aspects of a typical community to help students understand the basics of drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, how water pollution occurs and how we can all help to prevent it. 

This activity centre is part of the Water Protection theme.

Curriculum Links

Understanding Earth and Space Systems, Grade 2 (Air and Water in the Environment)

Understanding Earth and Space Systems, Grade 5 (Conservation of Resources)

Understanding Life Systems, Grade 7 (Interactions in the Environment)

Understanding Earth and Space Systems, Grade 8 (Water Systems)

Fundamental Concepts

Sustainability and Stewardship, Systems and Interactions, Change and Continuity