Water education resources

Water Services program areas include supply, protection, conservation and wastewater

Be good to your water

In Waterloo Region, some of our drinking water comes from the Grand River but most comes from groundwater aquifers. Learn how you can help to be good to your water at school.

  • Do a science fair project on water
  • Use a reusable water bottle
  • Pack a litterless lunch
  • Don't use the toilets as garbage cans

Ask school staff to:

  • Use winter salt wisely
  • Regularly check toilets for leaks
  • Install a water bottle refilling station
  • Start an environmental club
  • Discuss water with your class


Water education programs

Teacher resources

Book a presentation

  • Grades 1 to 8
  • Presenter comes to your classroom
  • 30 to 60 minute presentation tailored to class
  • Includes teacher's resource kit
  • Free to schools in Waterloo Region
  • To book: complete online registration form 

Plan a field trip

  • Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival
    • Grades 2 to 5
    • Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener
    • Runs the last week of May
    • Spend a day outdoors using hands-on activities to learn about water
    • Limited space, spaces fill early, pre-registration required, cost to participate
    • For details and to register: complete online registration form 
  • Grassroots Groundwater

    • Grade 8
    • Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener
    • Runs at specific times during the spring and fall
    • A hands-on program where students work with real monitoring wells to map aquifers, measure draw down and compare surface and groundwater quality.
    • Two hours, maximum 120 students
    • For details and to book: contact the Waterloo Region Museum
  • Mannheim Water Treatment Plant tour

    • Grade 9 and older students only
    • Mannheim Water Treatment Plant, 2069 Ottawa Street, Kitchener
    • Technical presentation and tour of treatment plant
    • Tours by registration only, Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays during business hours, based on staff availability
    • To book: call 519-575-4400 (TTY: 519-575-4608)

Support materials

Water quality quiz (part 1 of 2)

Water quality quiz (part 2 of 2)


 What happens when you flush the toilet

 Other resources

Careers in water

Delivering clean and safe drinking water to our homes is an important job that takes a team of dedicated professionals. The water industry offers many challenging and rewarding careers. If you are interested in a career in water visit the Ontario Water Works Association  website for more information.