Public Utilities Department to Celebrate Swift Creek Week - March 18-25

News posted Mar. 17, 2017 - 5:30 pm

In conjunction with several environmental organizations across Wake County, the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department will celebrate Swift Creek Week from March 18-25. Swift Creek Week is a unique opportunity for citizens to learn about watersheds and where drinking water originates, all while having fun and improving natural resources.

To commemorate the week-long celebration, a variety of events and activities have been planned including a litter clean-up at Lake Wheeler Park, watershed and water plant tours, a tree planting day, and events for kids and canine companions.

In addition to Raleigh, the Swift Creek watershed provides drinking water to the utility’s merger towns of Garner, Knightdale, Roseville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. The Swift Creek watershed impacts more than 500,000 people, whether they live within the watershed or drink the water that came from it, therefore raising awareness about the care and condition of it is a necessity.

Swift Creek Week full schedule and details

For more information, contact

  • Elizabeth Weisbrot, Water Resource Specialist, Public Utilities Department, 919-996-3477
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