Blairwood Academy Students Given Crash Course in Wastewater Management
Nassau, New Providence – As part of its long-standing commitment to the growth and development of young people, The Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC), has developed and maintained programs dedicated to helping young people recognize the linkages between their everyday activities and water. Through such programs, the corporation has also worked to provide exposure to the various career opportunities which exist within the field.
“There are so many opportunities available to Bahamians who are interested in this field” said Ramon Bain, WSC Graduate Engineer with the Sewerage Department. “From engineering roles, like mine, to environmental health, plumbers, electricians and welders, we truly hire a gamut of individuals who all play very important roles in ensuring that this facility is able to run efficiently” he explained.
Recently, a group of young people from the Blairwood Academy became the latest students to benefit from the knowledge and expertise available within the corporation. The group paid a visit to the corporation’s wastewater facilities at the airport industrial park and were given a first-hand look at the processes used to treat and safely dispose of waste water in an environmentally friendly way.
Globally, it is estimated that up to 663 million people are living without a safe water supply, making the treatment and use of wastewater so crucial to water conservation efforts abroad and here at home. Without the use of treatment facilities like WSC’s waste water plant, thousands of gallons of wastewater would otherwise be allowed to pollute precious drinking water resources.
“The Corporation continues to facilitate requests from schools that would like to visit our plants to assist with demonstrating practically to
students what they learn in theory in the classroom. We see this as our
way of playing a vital role in the education of our young people” said
Visna Armbrister, Public Affairs Manager.