Markham’s Water on Wheels (WOW) Portable Water Trailer
Markham’s WOW trailer program runs during the summer and early fall to showcase our high quality tap water. Look for the WOW trailer at community events!
Water Presentations Now Offered!
Markham’s WOW is now going off-roading. The Waterworks Department is offering presentations in the community to inform and educate the public on a number of water related topics. We tell the story from source to tap and back again. Some of our topics include:
- Where our water comes from
- How water gets to your home
- Drinking water quality
- What you can and cannot pour/flush down drains
- What happens to the water we use
- Protecting our drinking water source
- Water efficiency in and outside of the home.
To schedule a presentation please contact (HNewton@markham.ca).
Markham Environmental Sustainability Fund
The purpose of the Markham Environmental Sustainability Fund is to promote environmental responsibility and enhance the protection of Markham's natural resources. Projects should provide demonstrable, widespread and lasting environmental benefits to the Markham community.
TD Friends of the Environment
Founded by TD Bank Group, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects and programs across the country.
Projects for Youth
Water for Tomorrow Student Calendar Contest
York Region’s Water for Tomorrow program produces an annual calendar of student drawings created by Grade 7 students. Drawings are first judged at each school and then submitted to York Region for final judging.
York Children's Water Festival
Through approximately 50 interactive curriculum-linked activities, students learn about water conservation, water protection, as well as water use and stewardship.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
TRCA provides schools with learning opportunities on water and other environmental issues through curriculum, events, and field trips. Visit their website to access resources and plan a trip to one of their facilities.