Infrastructure Week Events
Water Discovery Day hosted by Alexandria Renew Enterprises
May 6, 2017 10am-2pm, Alexandria, VA
Join us for a day of family-focused community fun! Drop by to get to know your H2O and meet Alexandria’s water transformers. Go behind the water cycle scene at our block party as you explore, learn and create! Register here.
American Water Groundbreaking Event hosted by American Water
May 12, 2017 11am, Indiana, PA
Pennsylvania American Water is embarking on the construction of approximately $3.2 million in improvements to its water treatment plant chemical facilities and intake system in White Township. This project represents a significant investment in our Indiana system. These improvements will improve the safety and reliability of the chemical handling and raw water intake systems at our Two Lick Creek Water Treatment Plant. The company provides drinking water through the existing treatment for approximately 7,500 customers in the Borough of Indiana and portions of Armstrong and White Township. Pennsylvania American Water is committed to investing prudently in its water and wastewater facilities. Pennsylvania American Water is making this investment to ensure that our drinking water continues to comply with all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water standards. Project Schedule Pennsylvania American Water and its partner, Kukurin Contracting, started preconstruction activities in March 2017. It is estimated work will be complete in the second quarter of 2018. More information here.
Great Water Cities Summit 2017: Invest4Resilience hosted by Water Environment Federation
May 16, 2017, New York, NY
Great Water Cities invest to make their communities resilient. The Great Water Cities Summit 2017 – Invest4Resilience, May 15-16, 2017, in New York City, New York, will provide the forum for leaders from Wall Street to Main Streets around the United States and the world to share their vision, experience and expertise in how they are investing in their communities and making them more resilient. They will discuss how investments in physical and financial assets as well as human resources are the key to sustainable growth and a resilient future. Register here.
Sewer University: Green Infrastructure edition hosted by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
May 17, 2017 9am-12pm
Our Sewer University course turns to focus on green infrastructure during Infrastructure Week 2017. Join us at the Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek in Parma for a presentation on the history of sewers and clean water in the region with special emphasis on green infrastructure, its benefits and challenges, and how its contributing to a clean-water future. Following the presentation, guests will have an opportunity to tour the stormwater management features in action across the Stewardship Center grounds. Register here.
Tech Tour hosted by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
May 18, 2016 9am-11am
Public tours of our facilities are often bird’s-eye-view glimpses at the work involved in keeping our Great Lake great. But this special Tech Tour event will be a behind-the-scenes down-and-dirty technical analysis of the treatment process. You’ll see the gray infrastructure that keeps flow moving and the biological systems that ensure water is treated safely. You’ll never look at your toilet the same way again. Space is limited to 12 participants! Register here.
Recovering Resources, Transforming Water hosted by Metropolitian Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
May 20, 2017 9am-12pm
Join the MWRD for an open house and tour of our water reclamation plants (WRPs) as we celebrate Infrastructure Week (May 15 – 19). Open to all ages. Locations:
Calumet WRP, 400 E. 130th St., Chicago
Egan WRP, 550 S. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg
Hanover Park WRP, 1220 Sycamore Ave., Hanover Park
Kirie WRP, 701 Oakton St., Des Plaines; O’Brien WRP, 3500 Howard St., Skokie
Stickney WRP, 6001 W. Pershing Rd., Cicero