Q: Dear Owlie, 
It’s my first day of school today! I’m so excited to start. I heard that we get to go on a Water Discovery Program field trip this semester! Can you give me an interesting water fact that I can take back and share with my class? Thank you so much Owlie!

See you soon!
Future Water Expert
A: Dear Future Water Expert
Me making sure that the
water is nice and clean!

Congratulations on the start of your new school year! How wonderful that you will be able to participate in a Water Discovery Program field trip too! Did you know that August was National Water Quality Month? Water Quality is the measurement of the condition of water in compliance with the environment where the water resides. These measurements refer to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological standards of the state of the water itself. We use water everyday because water is a vital part of our lives! If these standards are not met before using water in various ways, we could all become very ill. At the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA), they treat water from surrounding areas. This intense treatment process is done in 5 vigorous steps and then goes out again for irrigation! How’s all of that for a pretty neat water fact?! I hope this helps!

See you soo(HOO)n! 

Owlie

 
For more information on how IEUA treats water from surrounding regional areas, check out: www.ieua.org/water-sources