A Week with Welsh Water – An Opportunity to Shape the Future
Two YFC members have the opportunity to spend a week with Welsh Water to find out about the work they do with farmers and land managers to protect drinking water sources across Wales. During the week you’ll see how water makes its way from source to tap, visit a water treatment works and have the chance to influence their future projects.
You’ll be spending a week with the Drinking Water Catchment Team. They’re responsible for ensuring the water taken from the environment is the best quality possible before it enters their treatment works! This is so they can avoid the need for using additional chemicals and energy to get the drinking water perfect for their customers.
Not sure what a drinking water catchment is? No problem! It’s the area where water is collected by the natural landscape. This water then runs into a river or reservoir that Welsh Water abstract from.
We would like you to share what you learn with the Wales YFC Rural Affairs Committee, complete blog posts with our help and come up with your own ways of sharing your experiences.
Are you eligible?
To be eligible you must;
• Be 16 or over upon beginning your week with Welsh Water
• A current YFC member
• Renew your YFC membership for the 2020/2021 year
When & Where?
Your week will begin sometime in August 2020 and Welsh Water will confirm the most suitable location at the interview stage.
How can I apply?
Apply by following the button below to fill in the application form between 1st May 2020 and 22nd May 2020.
We’ll be holding interviews for this opportunity in mid-June at either the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells or online.