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 Watersheds that quench you.

By Kalina Nelson

Before I began this project, I was extremely stressed out. I was worried since I knew it was going to be a challenge, but at the same time extremely excited to have a challengingly diligent English course. Now that I’ve finished, I realized it wasn’t difficult if the directions were followed.The Habit Of Mind, Significance, applies to the project perfectly. This project shows where the water comes from, how it’s cleaned, the cycle it goes through within the process of usage and filtration, and why it’s important. The significance of the water system on our life is that it is essential for human survival. Without clean water, or no water we'd die out fast!

Even though I hated the research aspect of this project, it was informative and amusing at times, such as guest speakers and field trips. I researched the watershed. The knowledge that I obtained from researching the watershed, was that the watershed is key for the water system. Without the constant run off of water from mountains, into creeks, we’d be without clean water.

The project relates to sustainable self in the way that knowing what’s in your water and where it comes from makes sure that you remain healthy. Sustainable society and community are applied if the society was to say the water was contaminated, whole communities would be affected. Lastly, the project relates to sustainable relationship, knowing the relationship between the effects on your body that non-potable water and non-potable has and what potable water looks like, can help you from getting sick.

Where does your water come from?