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WVIA Original Documentary Film Series, WaterWise premieres October 14 on WVIA-TV
(2013-09-18)
The WVIA Original Documentary Film “WaterWise: Preserving Western Pennsylvania’s Watersheds” produced in partnership with The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, premieres on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.
(wvia) - The WVIA Original Documentary Film Series, "WaterWise" produced in partnership with The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, takes viewers to some of Pennsylvania's most beautiful natural environments, to see how common people are combating the consequences of fresh water pollution. Watch the broadcast premiere of part 1 "WaterWise: Preserving Western Pennsylvania's Watersheds" on Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

More than 12 million people call Pennsylvania home. Every day, without relent; knowingly or without awareness, each resident of the state in some way uses 157 gallons of fresh water. It's obvious that Pennsylvania's fresh water resources are vital to the state's economy and quality of life. Fortunately for the Keystone State, it has the most miles of streams and rivers of any state in contiguous America, but Pennsylvania's population continues to grow, which inevitably exacerbates existing pollution and expands the potential for such degradation. With so much fresh water sources at risk, arguably there is no greater call to public activism than fresh water awareness.

Each part of "WaterWise" chronicles 6 to 8 stories of efforts by inspiring volunteer watershed groups throughout Pennsylvania who are employing leading-edge science to preserve, protect and restore local fresh water sources.

Encore presentations of part 1 "WaterWise: Preserving Western Pennsylvania's Watersheds" will be broadcast on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

Part 2 of the series, "WaterWise: Preserving Central Pennsylvania's Watersheds" premieres Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

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