Citizen's Water Academy - Application Deadline Tomorrow
January 25, 2018
Mount Pleasant Waterworks is excited to kick-off the first Citizen's Water Academy. The academy is the perfect way to learn about your local utility. The academy begins February 15th, and the deadline to apply is Friday, January 26th.
Through the academy, Mount Pleasant Waterworks is hoping to expand and sustain a diverse network of influencers who are willing to provide feedback and serve as outreach ambassadors on dealing with growth and water issues.
The Academy guides and educates citizens on all operations of Mount Pleasant Waterworks. Academy participants will tour key facilities, learn about the challenges Mount Pleasant Waterworks faces and have the opportunity to meet key staff members and receive insight into their water and wastewater provider.
Mount Pleasant Waterworks will, in turn, gain valuable insight into customers understanding, needs, and priorities.
Goals for the Academy are to:
•Improve customers understanding;
•Strengthen the relationship between customers and the utility; and
•Develop a pool of knowledgeable customers to act as ambassadors for Mount Pleasant Waterworks.
The selection process is competitive, and acceptance is not guaranteed. A total of 40 members will be accepted. Applicants who are not selected to participate will be considered for future academy sessions.
Participation in the Academy is on a voluntary basis and is not subject to any form of monetary compensation. The selection process is competitive, and acceptance is not guaranteed. A total of 40 members will be accepted. Applicants who are not selected to participate will be considered for future Academy sessions. Mount Pleasant Waterworks is an equal opportunity employer. The selection process does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
Meeting Dates Include:
February 15th: Academy Kick-Off
March 1st: Water and Wastewater Systems Operations
March 15th: Capital Improvement Planning and Engineering
March 29th: Utility Finance and Customer Services
April 12th: Public Outreach and Governance
April 26th: Wrap-Up
All classes will be held from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Public Meeting Room at Mount Pleasant Waterworks Operations Center. A facility tour will be held on a Saturday selected by the group.
To apply follow the link below: