City Manager's Bi-Weekly Report (9/3/21) Volume 5 | Issue 16 | Sept. 3, 2021 - Page 28

Utility Systems

Quality Education for All Residents
Staff assists with vaccine registration
Utility Systems team members offered their assistance at two COVID-19 vaccine clinics in August , which were facilitated by a public / private partnership with the City of Port St . Lucie and Dr . Mark Pamer . Stefanie Beskovoyne , Deputy Director , Utility Legal Affairs ; Stacy Iovieno , Safety and Training Coordinator ; and Marielly Blanco-Gonzalez , Administrative Assistant helped organize registration for the events .
Nearly 180 doses were administered and those in attendance were pleased with the process . The City of Port St . Lucie has scheduled future vaccine clinics and encourages those interested to check www . cityofpsl . com / vaccine for more information .
Education and outreach is an opportunity for Utility Systems to bring awareness to the many ways we all can help keep our environment thriving .
Water series kicks off in Vero classroom
Fifth-graders at Vero Beach Elementary School just started their elective class which focuses on different aspects of water . Their goal is to create a water-related project for their science fair , but first they must gather the educational resources to learn more about it . In August , Utility Marketing Coordinator Jenny Tomes kicked off a series of three lessons starting with an introduction to water . The kids compared and contrasted fresh and salt water . They walked through the water cycle . And they even made water molecule models from recycled materials . In September , Jenny will teach them about water filtration , where students will make their own water filters . The series will end in October with a lesson on water distribution , plus water conservation and how to protect our freshwater resources .
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