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The City of Pocatello Water Department is inviting the public to learn about what goes into providing safe, clean water to the residents of the Gate City.
In conjunction with National Water Week, the department is hosting its 25th Annual Open House at the Water Operations Facility, 1889 N. Arthur Avenue., May 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and May 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Water Department staff will be joined by representatives from the City’s Water Pollution Control Department, the Science and Environment Division and the Bannock County Landfill to help educate the public on the importance of water and the environment. Employees have built displays on a variety of topics including water quality, aquifer protection, conservation, and more. Refreshments will be provided.
Over the past 25 years, officials estimate that 48,000 people have attended the event. Previous years have also seen the event bring home awards from the American Water Works Association – Pacific Northwest Section and the Association of Idaho Cities.
The Water Operations Facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Dave Hunt at email@example.com; 208.234.6248 or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.