Thousands of students headed back to school in Jefferson County this morning. It won’t be long before Louisville Water is back in the classrooms sharing its educational lessons too!
While JCPS students didn’t start the new year until August 9, Louisville Water started preparing its plans to help set them up for success weeks and months beforehand.
For the second year, Louisville Water Service Board members launched a school supply drive, collecting backpacks, folders, notebooks, and much more. On July 29, they delivered several boxes of supplies to T.J. Middle School where they helped JCPS employees and other volunteers stuff nearly a thousand backpacks which included a Louisville Water bookmark for each student.
That is Louisville Water Metering Specialist Clarence Collins’ favorite part of the project.
“It’s getting the different items together and putting them in one backpack, knowing one kid will have the opportunity to have all these great new supplies,” Collins said.
Vice President of Human Resources Terrence Spence enjoyed it so much last summer that he returned to help again.
“It’s always good to give back to the community. It’s not about me, it’s about the company being a good corporate citizen. We all have a responsibility as employees to represent the company,” Spence said. “It’s great for the students. It’s great for the school system. It’s great for the community. It’s great for us (Louisville Water).”
Louisville Water was back at T.J. Middle on August 5 when hundreds of families arrived to pick up those much-needed backpacks. This time, employees were hard at work painting faces of excited children and serving up ice-cold Louisville Pure Tap®!
On that same day, Louisville Water’s Education & Outreach Team was at Lighthouse Academy. They served Pure Tap, educated kids and adults about the importance of hydration and handwashing, and offered tips for leak detections with a free shutoff valve tag.
For the last few weeks, Louisville Water made the rounds at many back-to-school festivals, including a couple churches, Coleridge-Taylor Montessori Elementary, La Casita Resource Center, and Field Elementary. Of course, Tapper joined the fun at Field, a neighbor to Louisville Water’s Crescent Hill Treatment Plant.
We’re wishing all of the students, teachers, and parents a great school year!