OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—has announced a new exhibit about the treatment and transmission of water in Central New York at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) in Syracuse. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place this morning to celebrate the opening of the exhibit. OCWA employees, Authority members, and various community supporters including elected officials participated in the event.
OCWA’s educational exhibit, called How Your Water Works, is on display now through November 26, 2023, part of the Syracuse Innovation Station located on the first floor of the MOST. It features a water pipe display, historical timeline, photo cutout banner, fun facts about OCWA, and an interactive water table for children to enjoy.
OCWA Executive Director Jeff Brown said, “We often get questions from the community about how our water gets from point A to point B. We hope many individuals and families will enjoy our exhibit, and we sincerely thank the MOST for providing us with this unique opportunity to highlight what we do at OCWA and how we serve customers with fresh, safe, and reliable drinking water.”
“Water infrastructure is such an important part of our world, and this exhibit gives visitors the chance to better understand how water—one of our most valuable resources—is managed sustainably,” said MOST President Lauren Kochian.
The Syracuse Innovation Station features innovations, industries, and inventions that are exclusive to the Syracuse area, providing families with an opportunity to discuss the technology and new advancements in our region. New displays and demonstrations are added regularly. Museum goers can visit the OCWA exhibit with the purchase of a daily admissions ticket or with their membership. For more information, please visit OCWA’s website at ocwa.org or call (315) 455-7061. Learn more online at most.org/explore/innovation-station/.
OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—was established by act of the New York State Legislature in 1951 and currently serves approximately 500,000 residents in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, and Oneida counties. The Authority is among the 125 largest public drinking water systems in the country, operating two major water treatment facilities, over 2,150 miles of main, 13,300+ fire hydrants, more than 60 storage facilities, and 47 pump stations.
The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) is a hands-on science and technology museum for all ages. The MOST hosts numerous STEM education programs and community outreach events annually and is home to 35,000 square feet of interactive permanent and traveling exhibits. The MOST’s vision is to be a preeminent science and technology center, inspiring all generations through hands-on education and entertainment. The MOST is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and for all school breaks. For hours and pricing, visit most.org or call 315.425.9068.
OCWA Exhibit Ribbon Cutting