Glenview Middle School Science
There is a proposed bond issue for plant renovations and town officials feel the citizens
of East Moline need to be better informed about the current water treatment facility,
proposed changes, and its expected benefits and costs. Unfortunately many people in East
Moline are unfamiliar with the important work our waste water treatment department does.
Town officials would like to hire a marketing firm to help educate voters in East Moline
about this water treatment plant. Since you have been studying water pollution and its
effects on our environment, I thought you may be well qualified to act as designers for
this information campaign to educate East Moline's citizens.
Specifically, this information campaign should include:
- A thorough explanation of how our waste water
treatment plant works.
- Test results indicating the quality of water
discharged from the plant.
- An explanation of the conditions which are
necessitating changes at our plant.
- An explanation of how the plant could be improved to
upgrade the quality of water discharged.
- Cost comparison showing current costs and projected
costs to upgrade the facility and how much these costs will affect the taxpayer.
- Conclusion stating whether the benefits of improving
the facility are worth the additional cost.
This information should be presented in a way that interests
the voting public, is easily understandable to them, is potentially eye-catching, and can
reach a wide range of the community.
I think you are eminently qualified for this challenge. Good luck!
Gordon, Rick. Balancing Real World Problems With
Real World Results http://www.olearyweb.com/reform/essays/gordon.html