What is the Children's Water Festival?

The water festival is a great way to encourage children towards use of sustainable water consumptionCK Water Festival Obstacle Course methods and emphasizes the importance of water conservation.

The PUC’s involvement in the water festival is an informative and interactive method for children to learn about water technology application.

PUC involvement in the water festival encourages sustainable use of water and will help to ensure water quality is maintained for future generations.

The Chatham-Kent Children’s Water Festival is a fun filled, activity packed day, which gives children the opportunity to explore the importance of water and water management. 

All activities work synergistically with the Ontario School Curriculum to provide a premium learning experience.


Areas of interest include:

  • Water Festival 3Water Science,

  • Water Technology,

  • Water Conservation,

  • Water Protection, and

  • Water Attitude.

Students are given the opportunity to learn about watersheds and the effect on water quality.

The methods with which water is located, extracted, treated, and distributed are explored in a “hands on” manner.

The PUC supplies 2 activities: "Where it Goes When I Go" and the "A-maze-ing Water Treatment".

Where it Goes When I Go

Wastewater Treatment Centre Model

The model of a wastewater treatment centre demonstrates the process that sewage goes through in a wastewater treatment plant.

The students will learn first hand what happens to wastewater before it is sent back to our waterways.

A-maze-ing Water Treatment

Amazing Water TreatmentThe water treatment activity provides students with the opportunity to play the role of ‘a drop of water’ which is travelling through a simulated water plant.

This activity further explores what happens to the water prior to entering the students’ homes.

The activity allows students to improve their understanding of the long process which each drop of water goes through before entering household taps, sprinklers etc.

This knowledge is aimed at encouraging water conservation in the student’s daily lives.