Public Education Info

Links you may find useful to educate students and the public.
WEF Students and Teachers K-12 Curriculum Materials
WEF - The Water Sourcebook CD-ROM K-12 - Free
Order Here or call 614.488.5800
Enviroscape - How to order
Jackson Pike WWTP
Ohio DNR Education page
Ohio EPA’s Educational Resources
City of Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant Presentation
Southerly WWTP
WEF World Water Monitoring Challenge
Will It Flush?

Are Kids Aware of What Is Flushable?
The Ohio Water Environment Association put together a list of Do's and Don'ts to educate children on what's "flushable".
Do Flush:
  • Pee 
  • Poop
  • Toilet Paper
Don't Flush:
  • Pizza and cheese doodles
  • Socks and underwear
  • Cell phones and iPods
  • Candy wrappers
  • Rubber bands and hair
  • Tissues and wipes
  • Apples, oranges, or bananas
  • Toothbrushes or plastic bottles
  • Crayons and markers
  • Balls, toys, or Legos
Have You Used Your Knowledge and Expertise to Inform the Public?
  • Have you used your knowledge and expertise to inform the public how the wastewater plant protects the receiving stream?
  • How about the importance of a riparian buffer zone separating a farm field from a creek?
  • Have you done a presentation at a school or a community event like a Water Festival? 
OWEA members do great things in our respective communities.  OWEA has created a library of ideas that members have used for public education and outreach. If you have a program or idea that you have delivered (like the Enviroscape, taking kids creeking for crawdads, etc), send  Public Education Chair, Kevin Stilwell the details and he will post on the OWEA Public Ed Info page. Email Kevin at