Explore many of the different aspects of water and its role in our lives.

Additional events are listed on the Explore More calendar page here.

  • Going Green
    March 21, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    - This Lunch and Learn will cover how communities can help reduce flooding and filter urban stormwater runoff.

    Join Kimberly Brewer and stormwater engineers to learn more about Green Infrastructure or Low Impact Development such as bioswales, green roofs, bioretention basins and rain gardens, permeable pavements and water harvesting often used in new development and stormwater retrofits. Meeting Room B.
  • Open House 1
    March 21, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Representatives from multiple town departments and local groups will share information. Bring your questions about all things H20, then browse water themed exhibits.
  • Open House 2
    March 21, 2018
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    - Representatives from multiple town departments and local groups will share information. Bring your questions about all things H20, then browse water themed exhibits.
  • Film Screening: STRAWS
    March 21, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    - This short (33 minute) film takes viewers on a journey around the world, onto beaches and into the ocean where single use straws and other plastics pose severe threats to life throughout the food chain. Learn how individuals, business owners and leaders can make a world of difference. Following the film will be a presentation by local environmental activist Fran DiGiano, cofounder of Clean Jordan Lake and Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Open House 3
    March 22, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Representatives from multiple town departments and local groups will share information. Bring your questions about all things H20, then browse water themed exhibits.
  • Open House 4
    March 22, 2018
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    - Representatives from multiple town departments and local groups will share information. Bring your questions about all things H20, then browse water themed exhibits.
  • Upstream-Downstream
    March 22, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    - Where does Chapel Hill-Carrboro drinking water come from and where does our waste water go? Join Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) educators to learn more about the water we drink and use, and how Nature plays a vital role in clean water!
  • Drinking Water Tour 1
    March 23, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    - Take a fascinating tour of how OWASA's drinking water is collected, processed and distributed to homes and businesses. Participants are required to wear closed toe, walking shoes (no heels). Tour is both inside and outside. Limit 20 people per tour. Participants will meet at the Jones Ferry facility. Register: Kena Shrader at 919-968-4421 or kshrader@owasa.org
  • Drinking Water Tour 2
    March 23, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    - Take a fascinating tour of how OWASA's drinking water is collected, processed and distributed to homes and businesses. Participants are required to wear closed toe, walking shoes (no heels). Tour is both inside and outside. Limit 20 people per tour. Participants will meet at the Jones Ferry facility. Register: Kena Shrader at 919-968-4421 or kshrader@owasa.org
  • Wastewater Tour 1
    March 23, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    - Go behind the scenes at the end of the sewer lines to learn how wastewater becomes a reusable resource. The Mason Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant uses physical, chemical and biological processes to treat the waste water to a very high level before releasing it to Morgan Creek or for use as reclaimed water for non-drinking purposes. Participants are required to wear closed toe, walking shoes (no heels). Mostly outside. Limit 15 people per tour. Register: Kena Shrader at 919-968-4421 or kshrader@owasa.org
  • Wastewater Tour 2
    March 23, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    - Go behind the scenes at the end of the sewer lines to learn how wastewater becomes a reusable resource. The Mason Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant uses physical, chemical and biological processes to treat the waste water to a very high level before releasing it to Morgan Creek or for use as reclaimed water for non-drinking purposes. Participants are required to wear closed toe, walking shoes (no heels). Mostly outside. Limit 15 people per tour. Participants will meet at the Mason Farm facility. Register: Kena Shrader at 919-968-4421 or kshrader@owasa.org

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