Did you know Metropolitan Utilities District provides presentations, water plant tours and mascot appearances free of charge through its Employee Speakers Bureau?
We have an enthusiastic and dedicated group of employees who go into the community to educate children and adults about natural gas and water issues. Last year our employees gave 138 presentations to nearly 225,000 people in the metro Omaha area. We provide programs for classrooms, civic organizations and special events.
From May 1 through September 15 (weekdays) we offer tours at our Florence Water Treatment Plant to school children. After watching a water treatment demonstration and video, attendees ride a tram around the outside of the plant, weather-permitting. It’s been a popular field trip for many generations of Omaha-area students.
This summer we have been especially busy. Keep an eye out and you may see one or both of our entertaining mascots! “Sniffy” is our gas safety dinosaur and “Thirstin” is a tall glass of drinking water. They participate in parades, safety fairs and other events.
- Sniffy will appear at the August 15 Bellevue Arrows to Aerospace parade, the Labor Day Septemberfest parade, and the September 26 Aksarben Heritage Parade.
- We plan to attend the September 12 World O! Water Festival at Wehrspann Lake to give demonstrations on how we turn raw river water into safe, clean drinking water.
- We will participate in the Child Saving Institute’s “Touch-a-Truck” event September 19 at 69th and Pacific Sts. The popular event allows children to get close to construction trucks and other heavy-duty equipment.
For more information about our programs, to schedule an event or to check out a video from our library, visit our website.