High school and college students in Jefferson City, Mo., will have greater access to water-quality career training through a $15,000 grant from Region 7 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the city’s Lincoln University.

Water Boot Camp will be held from July 23 through 27 at the university for students from the college and local high schools, both public and private. Studies will include the essential concepts of water quality and treatment, and the operations and responsibilities of water utilities and professionals who are charged with providing clean, safe, potable water.

Instructors will come from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and at least one water utility as the students learn through lectures, group activities, laboratory tasks, facilities tours, field trips and water-meter testing.