The Water Council will receive $300,000 through the federal budget for students at three Milwaukee high schools to learn about water monitoring and water sector employment through lab study, field trips, mentoring and internships, Sen. Tammy Baldwin announced.

Through this program, we will work with our partners, including Community Water Services, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Milwaukee Water Works and the Milwaukee Health Department, to build the local water workforce and increase diversity in the water sector. This is also a positive step for our National Science Foundation Resiliency Engine, as one of the Engine’s goals is to grow a skilled, inclusive water workforce.

“By working with Community Water Services and additional local partners, we will make strides in expanding the water workforce, increasing diversity in the water sector, and providing valuable training and mentorship opportunities to Black and Brown youth. We greatly appreciate Sen. Baldwin’s assistance in securing this funding to address these vital tasks,” said Dean Amhaus, The Water Council president and CEO.

Click here to read the full release from Sen. Baldwin’s office.