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Co-sponsored by the McPherson Board of Public Utilities, Cargill and McPherson College, the Children’s Water  Festival is held annually on the campus of McPherson College.

In Central Kansas, a large share of the water we drink comes from groundwater.  Contamination of the groundwater can occur without proper education and prevention.  The Water Festival is intended to inform children that being good stewards of the aquifer we draw from today will make a difference in keeping groundwater safe and plentiful in the years to come.

Our Festival committee is comprised of representatives from the local water utility, McPherson County Conservation District, Four-H education leaders, Cargill –Nutrena and local citizens.

The Children’s Water Festival is a daylong event targeting 4th grade students.  When students arrive at the Festival, they are greeted by CW Frog, (Clean Water Frog) the Festival mascot.  Students participate in hands-on learning activities emphasizing the geology of the aquifer, landfill construction, the water cycle, water well construction, and many other fun, educational water-based activities.  Presenters include representatives from the State of Kansas, employees of various statewide water agencies and local community and industry leaders.

Nearly 100 volunteers participate the day of the Festival to ensure a fun, educational experience for those attending.

There is no cost to students or school districts to attend the Water Festival.  Funded by local industry and community organizations, we believe that educating our youth today will assist in protecting our water supply for future generations.

Thank you for visiting our website.  For more information, please contact us at

Children’s Water Festival
PO Box 768
McPherson, Kansas  67460
(620) 245-2525
email: Childrens Water Fesitval


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