We are students at the Green School in East Williamsburg Brooklyn. This website documents our investigation of the New York City water system. For this project we partnered with HabitatMap and used the "Go With the Flow" toolkit to master maps based research methods and apply them to uncover the workings of New York City's water storage, filtration, delivery, and disposal infrastructures. We learned a lot and you can too by clicking through our map, looking at our photos, and reading our learning reflections.

The Water System is a Very Important Part of Our Lives

by Ceyara Dickey

Before I began this project I didn't really care about the water system or know about the water system. Now that I finished this project I see that the water system is a very important part of our lives and that everything that had to do with our health has to do with water. I think that the project has a lot to do with significance because everything in this project is a very important part of the system. Its like one of the aspects that keep us healthy and sometimes even alive. Like most of the situations in life that we don't pay attention to other people have to and there are some key places that keep it up. Like the EPA helps by making sure that the companies that are filtering the water are following certain laws and regulations.

I actually found that all the aspects of this project helped me understand better. Because when I did interviews it helped me understand where the people come in in all of this and how the company's treat the water affect them. Then the guest speakers helped me get a better understanding of what the company's are doing and how they're doing it. The field trips and the online research just really confirmed everything that I found out and may be even gave me a few new pieces of information.

I researched public health concerns and I learned how the government or water company is looking out for the citizens. They are trying to keep the people from getting sick and drinking contaminated water. Well it connects to sustainable self because you want to do better for you and what's best for you so therefore in order to do that you must know what's going on around you. It connects to sustainable relationships by helping build a better producer buyer relationship cause the people know what the community want and the community knows what the producer needs. It connects to sustainable community because the community is like holding meeting with the people in the area as well as the people that are helping with the clean water in order to know what's going on and to bring up any needed information that the communities need to know. And finally it relates to sustainable community because the whole community is getting information about something that effects them and learning about what can make them better or what they can do to help the organization there working with.