Pipes and Public Health

It’s 9 p.m. The kids are in bed. There are new batteries in the smoke alarms and the dog is asleep at your feet.

You’ve put a lot into making your home safe and secure.

But just how safe are you? Do your kids know what to do in a fire? Are your valuables protected from burglary? Do you know what is in those old cans in the garage?

And how about the things you take for granted…those hidden assets you never see; but are working tirelessly – deep under-ground – 24/7, protecting health, family and home?

  1. The pipes that deliver the water you count on for your morning shower and that very first cup of coffee.
  2. One flush sanitary sewers that whisk away the wastes before causing sickness and disease.
  3. Or the storm system that protect the environment and prevent your home or neighborhood from being washed away.

We are the Eden Prairie Utilities Division, and this is the story of your water and sewer infrastructure.

Tune in and Discover:

  • How your water/sewer and storm systems really work, and why they play an integral role in public health AND in our local economy.
  • Why many water infrastructures–in towns and cities across America–are in big trouble … and what Eden Prairie can learn from them.
  • Hear, first hand, from the people who take care of your water & sewer infrastructure.

All of this and more coming up on the new EP Staff Blog!

Stay Tuned!

Andrew Sullivan
Utility Maintenance Field Operator

3 Comments

  1. Kathy L Jackson
    Posted November 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    I always wondered what that pretty building was that we see off of Technology Drive and Mitchell!! Now I understand why our water is not hard and actually drinkable. Thanks so much!

  2. David Erickson
    Posted November 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    That’s a rather odd meter installation you’re standing next to, I must say.

  3. Posted November 18, 2010 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    @Kathy: Thanks for the comment! If you are ever interested in seeing the INSIDE look me up and I will give you a quick walk thru!

    @David: Appreciate you stopping by! This is not really a meter installation per say. It’s me standing next to the meter exhibit just before we open the doors for the City Wide Open House.