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Summit County: Where does your water come from?

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DILLON – If you’ve ever wondered where your water goes after you turn off the faucet or flush the toilet, head to Dillon Marina Park on Saturday morning for answers to those questions and more.

The Blue River Watershed Group will lead an interactive, educational presentation on local water resources, including where they come from, where they go and how to protect them.

“We’re going to show people the life of a drop of water,” said John Hagan, the nonprofit’s outreach coordinator.

Hagan and the group’s executive director, Steve Swanson, will set up a miniature sewage treatment plant to demonstrate how water from a toilet in Summit County gets clean enough to go into Dillon Reservoir or local rivers.

“We’ll add waste, settle out the solids and decant the water – the same process that happens in a larger plant,” Swanson said.

The presentation will be appropriate for all ages.

“Living in such a water-crucial community, it’s important for kids to understand where their water comes from and where it ends up,” Hagan said.

The presentation will also include tips for water conservation.

Saturday Morning Adventures, organized by the Town of Dillon, takes place weekly throughout the summer. Programs include scenic hikes, wildflower walks and educational presentations on environmental and outdoor topics. For more information, visit

SDN reporter Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-4630 or

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