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OMWD Invites Teachers to Apply for Field Trip Grant

OMWD invites fourth-grade through eighth-grade teachers living or teaching within OMWD’s service area to apply for the California Special Districts Association San Diego Chapter’s Field Trip Grant by March 16.

The purpose of the grant program is to bring to light the value of the important services special districts provide to the community. The program also brings awareness to water efficiency and sustainability issues while introducing young people to careers in the water industry.

Two grants will be awarded this year. Recipients will receive up to $800 for bus transportation to 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility where students will learn how OMWD treats wastewater to convert it to water that can be used for irrigation to offset potable water demand.

Creative applications with class participation are encouraged and should be submitted by March 16, 2020. Winners will be notified by April 1.

Additional information and materials are available at www.olivenhain.com/school.

Children stand around clarifier at water treatment plant

CSDA Field Trip Contest Winners Tour OMWD’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility