Canadian Teachers are Waiting to Educate Over 61,000 Canadian Students About Drinking Water Quality Issues and Solutions

Canadian teachers are currently waiting for the opportunity to educate over 61,000 Canadian students about drinking water quality issues and solutions. In order to be able to do this they will need over 1,700 sponsored Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and Operation Water Biology kits to be sent to their schools. Individuals and companies can sponsor kits for schools. If you/your company sponsors kits, you/your company will be acknowledged in the letter that accompanies the kit. You can even decide in which geographic area your kits will be dispersed or to which specific school(s). Please e-mail info@safewater.org if you would like to sponsor Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and/or Operation Water Biology kits or if you would like more information.

Educational Kits for Schools

Many school divisions and districts from coast to coast are recommending the Safe Drinking Water Foundation's education programs to their teachers!  Thank you to all of the administrators who are promoting our programs!  To find out whether a sponsored kit is available for your school,  send an e-mail to info@safewater.org or phone 306-934-0389.

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Learn More About Our Two New Education Programs

Operation Water Biology
Operation Community Water Footprint

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Operation Water Drop (OWD)

Lesson Plans

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Elementary teachers can demonstrate eight scientific tests on their own community drinking water: Alkalinity, Ammonia, Colour, Residual Chlorine, Copper, pH, Sulphate and Total Hardness. The students learn the basic need for testing their water to avoid health concerns and how bugs can grow in their water. Elementary teachers can compare the results of their own community drinking water to the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality, and to U.S. and European Drinking Water Regulations.

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High School teachers can guide their students to work in groups and test for the above eight compounds, as well as an additional four analytical tests: Arsenic, Iron, Manganese and Nitrate. Students can compare their local water to three other sample waters as well as to a control medium. The other water samples should include an urban treated drinking water, a rural treated drinking water and a raw untreated source water, and then to compare results from these waters to their own community drinking water. High school students test all of these waters for a total of 12 different parameters, and compare the results of their own community drinking water to the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality, and to U.S. and European Drinking Water Regulations.

The Operation Water Drop program is available in English and in French.

How it works

Lesson plans are available online, for review and for teachers to print prior to receiving or ordering the OWD kit – OWD analysis kits are available on the following distribution dates and are time sensitive, the teacher should plan to have students conduct all tests as soon as possible after kits arrive.

Operation Water Drop Dates for Distribution of Kits 2016-2017 School Year

2016: September 19th, October 3rd, October 17th, October 31st, and November 14th.
2017: March 6th, March 20th, April 3rd, April 17th, May 1st, May 15th, and May 29th.

Cost

Operation Water Drop is available for a cost recovery fee of:

Elementary (Grades 4 - 8): $85.00
High School
(Grades 9 - 12): $170.00

Sponsors such as Mosaic and The Thomas Sill Foundation Inc. have provided funding for sponsored kits to be sent to schools. E-mail the Safe Drinking Water Foundation to find out whether a sponsored kit is available for your school.

How to Order an Operation Water Drop Kit

Pay via PayPal

(or order French kits)

Or, phone us at 1-306-934-0389 to pay for your kit with Visa or MasterCard.

Or, mail a cheque payable to Safe Drinking Water Foundation to:

Safe Drinking Water Foundation
#1-912 Idylwyld Drive North
Saskatoon, SK S7L 0Z6

*Reminder: Many of the reagents and standards in the test kit have a limited shelf life. Some of the reagents are also light sensitive. For best results, keep the test kit in a cool and dark place until you are ready to use it. Use the kit fairly soon after receiving it.