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The Bristol Public Library presents "Homegrown Water" by David St. John

February 20, 2011 | 12 am

Water is our most valuable and necessary resource; yet, we take for granted our daily access to clean water. On Sunday, February, 20th at 3:00p.m., Mr. David St. John, water plant superintendent for the City of Bristol, Tennessee, will hold a presentation at the Bristol Public Library about this critical resource, blending education with entertainment. With over 20 years of experience in the water industry, he will cover our local water, how it rates, and what’s in your tap water.
“Many times I remind people that there is no new water on planet Earth; the water you drink today, someone else drank yesterday, but the City of Bristol Tennessee Water Plant stands in the gap and cleans the water before you drink it,” explains St. John.
The Bristol water plant, built in 1980, is a 10 million gallon a day water plant; it continues to function as a conventional water treatment plant. The plant provides daily water to about 25,000 people in our community, but for two weeks out of the year (in the fall and in the spring), it serves clean water to over 200,000 additional people during NASCAR race weekend.

“I am looking forward to teaching and demonstrating through information, inspiration, humor, science, “magic” tricks, audience participation, and music, the wonderful world of water. I hope many come to learn and enjoy this valuable resource, and leave informed and excited about water”, says St. John.

This event is part of the BPL’s “Homegrown Series” focusing on our region’s talent. Mr. St. John will begin his presentation at 3:00p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library. For questions about this event or the ‘Homegrown Series’ please call (276) 645-8780 or visit our website at www.bristol-library.org.