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E-Splash June 2013 - Elgin Water Day
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Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash - June 2013


Elgin Water Day - Local Outreach
Kyla Jacobsen, ISAWWA Director

outreach-elgin-2013-1 While working on a class project last summer, Elgin High School senior Boryana Borisova was shocked to find out that women and girls in developing countries walk an average of 6 km per day to get water. So she decided she wanted to do something to raise community awareness about water. "Because we have access to it at the moment because we have safe drinking water, we don't feel the effect that it has on other people thousands of miles away," she said.

Her resolve eventually gave birth to the first Elgin Water Day, which took place in Elgin, Illinois, Saturday, April 27. People could experience what walking 6 km (about 3.72 miles) feels like with a walk along the Fox River. People were encouraged to stop at the Riverside Water Treatment Plant to learn about how Fox River water in Elgin is turned into drinking water that is available at their taps.

outreach-elgin-2013- Informational and activity stations were set up along the route including a station about careers in the water industry manned by Tina Misicka and Kyla Jacobsen, ISAWWA Outreach Committee members and Elgin Water Department staff, always taking the opportunity to cultivate the next generation of water professionals.

 (Photos: Outreach station and Ellis Middle School Environmental Club students)


Outreach Activities - Resources

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Outreach resource documents.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2-25-17_Student Event PDF (472.37 KB) Administration 1/16/2017
Database: Illinois Outreach and Educator Resources XLSX (16.31 KB) Administration 11/26/2014
How Water Works_Kid's Maze PDF (1.25 MB) Administration 10/23/2014
Outreach Request PDF PDF (156.06 KB) Administration 10/15/2014
City of Moline Water Video Link  more ] Administration 9/18/2013
Moline Park and Rec Youth Water Program PDF (2.23 MB)  more ] Administration 12/18/2012
Water Smarts PDF (1.05 MB)  more ] Administration 11/8/2012
Elementary School Ideas DOC (241.5 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Grades 1 and 2 - Water Detectives Program DOC (1.42 MB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Water Treatment Plant - Grades 6 -12 PDF (73.43 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Middle School - Water Investigators Program PDF (319.89 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
High School Water Investigators Program PDF (325.45 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Water Cycle - In Beads DOC (1.11 MB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Starting a Science Fair DOC (245 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Sample letterhead for request PDF (9.69 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Careers Brochure PDF (2.76 MB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
References - Outreach DOC (242 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Educator Labs - Teacher Resources Link  more ] Administration 8/20/2014


Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Splash Winter 2018 PDF (11.35 MB)  more ] Administration 2/8/2018
SPLASH Media Kit_2018 PDF (1.8 MB) Administration 11/13/2017
SPLASH_Fall_2017 PDF (9.64 MB) Administration 11/1/2017
Splash Summer 2015 PDF (8.83 MB)  more ] Administration 7/6/2015
SPLASH ADVERTISING_2015 PDF (2.12 MB) Administration 11/18/2014

Student Center

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PDF format of applications and information.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Lending Library Information PDF (34.68 KB) Administration 12/1/2011
AWWA National Poster Competition Guidelines PDF (49.71 KB) Administration 11/22/2011
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