We've designed these activities to facilitate your understanding of the source of your water, the path it takes to reach your home, and how water sustains and connects communities. The Source-Path-People activities are part of a living project of citizen science and citizen humanities in which you learn about water quality and its social impacts.
These questions are designed to help you understand your water supply and your relationship to water. You can certainly undertake them on your own, but we recommend gathering a few friends or family members and researching the answers together.
If you come upon a question that’s difficult to answer, then feel free to choose the I don’t know option. Some of the questions, like mapping the path of pipes from your water source to home, may take some investigation. In learning about our water pipes, we've stopped to talk with workers when a road is being repaved and the pipes are exposed. Often we learn the most just by observing and talking with the people around us.
The information you share will be analyzed along with responses from others to develop new insights into our water systems' health. We'll visualize the data in a variety of ways, using anonymized information. We respect your privacy and value your trust.
Thanks, and good luck!
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Freshwater Stories is supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation