Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy (JPG)

Must be 18 or older and a Charleston Water System customer.

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 five, 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.

2021 Schedule

Tue., Sept. 14 Program kickoff: Executive Welcome and Source Water

Tue., Sept. 21 Water Treatment and Laboratory Tour

Tue., Sept. 28 Water Distribution, Meters, Inventory tour

Tue., Oct. 5 Wastewater Collection and Treatment

Tue., Oct. 12 Asset Management and Customer Service

Citizens Academy Inaugural Class 2019