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 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 or phone 306-934-0389.


Learn More About Our Two New Education Programs

Operation Water Biology
Operation Community Water Footprint

pH Water Test 2

Operation Water Pollution (OWP)

Lesson Plans

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OWP is designed for use with students in grades five to twelve. This program directly connects with science and social studies curricula and is set up as content-integrated lessons. The series of eleven lessons guides students through an examination of water pollution issues. The students develop definitions of polluted drinking water that serve as the backbone for the other lessons in this program.

Through a variety of activities and cooperative learning strategies, the students explore the causes, effects and sources of water pollution in the world and in North America. Students also use hands-on activities to simulate water pollution and water filtration scenarios. The students discover how water pollution is reversed and what they can do to affect change in their community with regards to water pollution.

The Operation Water Pollution program is available in both English and French.

Notes to teachers from Tracy Webb, Science Teacher and Member of the SDWF Board of Directors:

The 11 lessons in the Operation Water Pollution program represent a comprehensive unit on water issues. Each lesson generally builds on the previous one and includes relevant, up-to-date and well-researched fact sheets and background information. However, teachers may use any lesson on its own, or any combination, understanding that they may need to add some of the background information provided in other lessons. Every lesson can be further modified or enriched for the age and abilities of students, from grades 5 to 12. Lessons may be easily changed to reflect local conditions and situations as well, especially if teachers are/become aware and informed about their own area's water issues.

For the experimental activities, teachers may wish to substitute according to their own available supplies and/or approach to the lesson. Quantities suggested in the lesson may also be adapted as determined by the teacher.

Every lesson includes additional suggested activities and resources, along with references to other sources of information.

Feedback is welcome and encouraged, and if there any questions, please feel free to contact the SDWF at (306) 934-0389 or

How it works

Lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and all resources are available online. All material is downloaded by the teacher for review prior to receiving the TDS and pH meters.


The cost of an OWP kit is $170 and includes both a digital TDS and a digital pH meter. It should be noted that each meter is guaranteed to be reusable for two years. Many school kits are available free of charge as a result of different sponsors such as Mosaic and Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp.

How to Order an OWP Kit

Order the kits through our online ordering system and 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