A community gets its drinking water from a nearby lake. After many years, the company responsible for emptying the septic tanks in the community has shut down and a new company from out of town now empties the septic tanks. It would cost the company more money to haul the waste to their plant so the company has been dumping their trucks in a pit near the lake.
Through their participation in the press conference, students will question the “THEY” in terms of who is responsible for healthy drinking water (provincial or federal governments). Furthermore, the students will formulate an opinion and come to a consensus regarding who is responsible for drinking water.