Due to concerns over the recent sharp increase in COVID cases, the 2021 academy has been postponed until 2022. Those who applied or expressed interest for the 2021 academy will be notified and given preference when the program returns.
Utility operations are fascinating and very few people understand what it takes to bring safe, reliable, and affordable drinking water to their homes, or to safely handle wastewater and protect the environment. The Citizens Academy is designed to expand customer access to Charleston Water System through education and hands-on activities.
Participants will become knowledgeable about key water issues, daily operational activities and challenges, and more through interaction with CWS executives, department leaders, and staff.
The program begins in September and will meet for five, consecutive Tuesday evenings. All sessions offer dinner and refreshments at 5:30 p.m. with class starting promptly at 6:00 p.m. and lasting until 8:00 p.m.