Resources are available to teach and learn about our water resources and the environment. You will need a PDF viewer to open and view PDF documents.
Brightwater Treatment Plant information
- Map of local water systems, wastewater/drinking water/aquifers/WRIA watershed basins
- Brightwater treatment plant process
- Treatment process handout
- Technical fact sheet
Water resources, curriculum & programs
- Thirst -- presentation on water scarcity
- Watercycle poster
- Wastewater; Lott Activities Book
- National Environmental Education Week -- K-12
- Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide -- K-12
- Water, Science and Civics Curriculum -- grades 6-8
- WaterAid America Curriculum -- K-12
- Water.org Curriculum -- K-12
- Water on the Web – high school and first year college students
Recommended films & books
Note: the following book titles are available from the King County Library System.
- The Big Necessity: the Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters by Rose George, New York: Metropolitan Books, 2008.
- Blue Covenant: the Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water by Maude Barlow, New York: New Press, 2008.
- Everyone Poops by Gomi Taro Brooklyn, N.Y.: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 1993.
- Frontline: Poisoned Waters (Documentary, 2009)
- Invisible Allies: Microbes that Shape Our Lives by Jeanette Farrell, New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005.
- Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure (Documentary, 2008)
- Toilets of the World by Morna Gregory & Sian James, London: Merrell, 2006.
- Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It by Robert Glennon, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2009.
- Water: A Special Issue by National Geographic 2010.
Internships, service learning & technical training
- Wastewater Treatment Division Career Opportunities
- Educational resources for wastewater jobs
- AWWA (American Water Works Association)
- WEF (Water Environment Federation)