On May 30th, Matheson's Public Works Department welcomed the Grade 4, 5, and 6 students of Joseph H Kennedy Public School for a tour of their facilities. The goal of this excursion was to learn more about how land is used in the community, and to learn how our daily needs are met through public services.
The students got to see where our tap water comes from at the Matherson Water Treatment Plant and reservoir, and learned about what happens to our water at the Matheson Sewage Treatment Plant. In the afternoon we traveled to the Bowman Gravel Pit, then to the Matheson Landfill to see where our garbage and recycling goes.
A big thank you goes out to our local Trustee, Brian Peever for helping to organize the day. Thank you to Gilbert and Dale for providing on-site tours and answering all of the students' questions. It was a fun and memorable day for the students, and it was really meaningful to make this community connection.