LSHS Students Tour DWSA

AP Environmental Science Students Tour Water and Sewer Authority Plants
Posted on 12/02/2019

Lithia Springs High School students taking Advanced Placement Environmental Science from Antoine Philidor and Brandie Jones recently enjoyed a field trip to the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority (DWSA) plants. DWSA provides drinking water, wastewater removal, and stormwater management services and also educates the community on important topics like water quality, pollution prevention, and conservation measures.

“The Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority loves having local students visit our water and wastewater treatment plants,” said Lyndsey Sargent, DWSA communications coordinator. “Touring the plants helps connect STEM concepts in a real-life way and gives students (and teachers!) a greater appreciation for the work that goes into treating water in our community.”

One student on the tour not only gained a greater appreciation for DWSA, he decided he wants to work there. “Because of this outing, one of our students has decided this is where he would like to start a career," said Mr. Philidor. “He is currently in the process of signing up for a summer internship.”

Ms. Jones added, “Half way through the field trip this student started examining the equipment, asking questions, introducing himself to everyone there, and later asked about the internship. When I called his mom to let her know the info. she had to fill out, she started crying! She was so relieved that her son had a starting point for his adult life now, and all because of one field trip!”

“It was a great tour,” said Mr. Philidor. “Our students were very engaged, and even asked about adding solar panels and selling some of the bio-waste to help with treatment center expenses. It was just good to see what they learned in class involved in a discussion. We appreciate Keith Higgs, deputy director of Wastewater Operations, and everyone else at DWSA who accommodated our students.”

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