Community Engineer Corps

Featured Project

Southwest Washington Elementary School Project

As founding members of the Community Engineering Corps, AWWA members volunteer their time and expertise to assist communities that do not have the resources to access engineering services for vital infrastructure projects. This year, the Pacific Northwest Section of the AWWA is working with a Southwest Washington Elementary School to improve the water system one of their elementary schools.

The school’s drinking water showed issues with lead and copper, so the district hired a firm to study the situation and propose solutions. Their recommendations required significant cost and technical expertise. As a very small school with limited technical and financial resources, this was a huge issue. While the school and district leadership were extremely concerned with the problem and cared deeply for students and faculty, water operations were not their core competency. The Community Engineering Corps is working toward a simpler and/or lower cost solution to help ensure that the drinking water is safe and reliable.

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