The ALCOSAN Clean Water Academy is a weeklong STEM enrichment program that exposes students to science, technology, engineering, and math content relating to wastewater treatment. Topics include engineering, chemistry, microbiology, and technology. 

Students will begin the week with an in-depth tour of ALCOSAN’s wastewater treatment plant and onsite laboratory. They will also engage with a wide variety of STEM professionals including engineers, scientists, information technologists, and tradespeople. Students will participate in hands-on lab and engineering activities as well as a special technology project. University faculty will teach some classes and lab sessions. 

2019 Program Dates:

July 8 - July 12, 2019  

Who is Eligible to Participate?
Current high school students attending schools in the ALCOSAN service area are eligible to participate.

How Much Does the Program Cost?
There are no fees associated with the Clean Water Academy; however, students are required to bring their own lunch Monday through Thursday.  A morning and afternoon snack will be provided daily, and pizza will be provided for lunch on Friday.   Bus tickets will be provided as needed.

What is the Program Schedule?
Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
(Students may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. and depart no later than 3:45 p.m.)

When Does Enrollment Close?
The deadline is June 21, 2019. Please note that enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please submit completed applications as soon as possible.

Parent/Student Orientation:
Parents/Guardians must attend a one hour parent/student orientation on either Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. (or) Saturday, June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.

How Do I Enroll My Child for the Clean Water Academy?
Click HERE to begin the registration process, or print out the entire registration packet now.

If you have questions regarding the Clean Water Academy, contact us at

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