— Showcasing the Water Life Cycle: Cleaning Wastewater for the Future —
HARTFORD, Conn. (November 19, 2015) – Each year significant rain events force millions of gallons of combined storm water and untreated sewage into Connecticut rivers and streams. An ambitious project now underway, however, will improve our wastewater treatment systems and significantly reduce those overflows. On Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m., CPTV/Connecticut Public Television will premiere Part Two of the documentary series Water Works detailing the important effort that goes into treating wastewater and keeping untreated sewage out of fresh water sources.
In the film premiering Nov.24, Water Works – Part Two: The Water Life Cycle – Cleaning Wastewater for the Future, viewers will explore the history and science of wastewater treatment at the Metropolitan District (MDC), showcasing the “Clean Water Project” – a massive effort currently underway to upgrade and improve the Greater Hartford region’s sewer infrastructure. The film also tells the story of how the entire community has come together to recognize the investment we all must make in protecting this most precious of resources.
“Central Connecticut is blessed by its access tothe Connecticut River but it is something that needs to be nurtured and protected,” said Jerry Franklin, president and CEO of the Connecticut Public, parent company of CPTV. “Water Works Part Two is entertaining and fascinating while also being a bit of a civics lesson on how a community can come together to do the right thing for our region’s future health and economic wellbeing.”
“We are honored to once again partner with CPTV to tell the full story of what the MDC is doing to protect our water delivery system that was so spectacularly portrayed in Part One of the documentary series,” stated MDC Chair William DiBella. “The documentary is not only a tribute to the foresight, ingenuity and hard work of those who built and maintained the system over the years, but also the incredible commitment shown by our many partners to the future of that system for generations to come. The cutting-edge engineering technology of the Clean Water Project today is a very fitting next chapter in an inspiring MDC story.”
Water Works is sponsored by the Metropolitan District and the Clean Water Project.
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public. It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming; including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week. The Connecticut Public also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. CPBN also houses the Learning Lab, home to the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School satellite campus and the Institute for Advanced Media, which includes the Veterans Vocational Training Program. For more information, visit CPTV.org.
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting
The Connecticut Public (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org.