This is a 2 part series, so be sure to check out Upstream (Part 1)!
The film follows a middle school girl on her quest to find out where her water comes from and where it ends up once it goes down her drain. This film presents water as a necessary resource that sustains all life. Going through a rite of passage all her own and learning through members of her community, the main character discovers that water doesn’t just “come out of the faucet”. Through conversations with a farmer, park environmentalist, water treatment plant engineers, and environmental engineers at a local manufacturing plant, the main character develops a sincere appreciation for water resources. She reduces her own use of water and learns how to care for water from 4-H peers who are engaged in water quality efforts in her community. This film introduces concepts of water usage, water treatment, water quality testing, and conservation for those who may have given little thought to water beyond the faucet.
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