THE 2020 CITIZENS ACADEMY HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS OVER COVID-19. A NEW DATE FOR 2021 WILL BE SELECTED AT A LATER TIME.
Utility operations are fascinating and very few people understand what it takes to bring safe, reliable, and affordable drinking water to their homes, or to safely handle wastewater and protect the environment. The Citizens Academy is designed to expand customer access to Charleston Water System through education and hands-on activities.
Participants will become knowledgeable about key water issues, daily operational activities and challenges, and more through interaction with CWS executives, department leaders, and staff.
The program begins in September and will meet for six, consecutive Tuesday evenings. All sessions offer dinner and refreshments at 5:30 p.m. with class starting promptly at 6:00 p.m. and lasting until 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 15: Program kickoff: Who we are and what we do.
Tuesday, Sept. 22: CEO for a day. This session will last until 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 29: What’s in your water and how it’s treated. (Includes laboratory tour at Hanahan Water Treatment Plant)
Tuesday, Oct. 6: How water gets to and from your home.
Tuesday, Oct. 13: Wastewater is fascinating!
Tuesday, Oct. 20: Customer Service (Graduation ceremony).