Make A Splash Water Festival


Making a Splash with 5th Graders

The 21st Annual “Make A Splash” Water Festival was held April 7 and 8, 2022, in Dickinson. The event hosted over 530 students from 13 schools within Southwest Water Authority’s (SWA) service area. Engaging facilitators provided by the ND State Water Commission, Project Water Education for Teachers (WET) educated students through hands-on activities on water pollution, the movement of water, and much more. The program’s main purpose is to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of North Dakota’s water resources.


Bob Klein, Stark and Billings Soil Conservation District, shows what pollution is and what we can do to prevent water pollutions.

Family Night returned this year at the West River Recreation Center in Dickinson, April 7, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Over 100 people took the opportunity to participate in activities, prizes and free swimming. This is just one way SWA says “Thank You” to our customers and the communities we serve. We are looking forward to seeing you at the next “Make A Splash” Water Festival in 2023!


Deana Carstens, SWA, asking water trivia questions to a child at Family Night. .