Spartanburg Water offering unique educational opportunity in virtual format

Our Water Matters Citizens’ Academy is back like never before! Although COVID-19 has caused a shift in the way we are offering the program this year, we feel educating our leaders, our customers, and our community on the importance of the drinking water and wastewater services we provide is far too important to forgo altogether. That’s why this year’s sixth annual Water Matters Citizens’ Academy will be offered virtually.

The Academy will be comprised of four, 45-minute Zoom sessions – each covering a different topic. The free sessions are slotted for Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. – October 8, 15, 22, and 29.

From the history of how the utility began, to building for future growth and economic expansion, to how Spartanburg Water has pivoted through the COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue providing essential services – we’re encouraging anyone with a thirst for learning to take part in this unique opportunity.

The goal of our Water Matters Citizens’ Academy is to give participants a firsthand look inside our utility and the vital role it plays in all our lives.

Registration opens to the public this Thursday, September 10. Participants will be able to sign up for each session individually, allowing flexibility when it comes to which subjects and in how many classes they wish to take part.

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ABOUT SPARTANBURG WATER: Spartanburg Water, an award-winning utility, is comprised of Spartanburg Water System and Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District. It serves a population of nearly 200,000 within Spartanburg County, as well as others in parts of Greenville, Union and Cherokee counties. With the help of its dedicated team of nearly 300 employees, each day it produces an average of 25 million gallons of drinking water and cleans 14 million gallons of wastewater for its customers and community.

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