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Utility Company

The Utility Company supports the JA BizTown community's clean water needs.   Engineers research and build a water filtration system that turns muddy water to (almost) drinkable water.  Employees also test water by using strips to check for minerals that could be harmful to humans.  Customers can purchase water yo-yos, water bottle stickers, and water squishies (debit cards only).


You may enjoy working here if you like:

  • Conservation
  • Math
  • Alternative Energy
  • Research
  • Goal setting

The Peter J. King Family Foundation Experiential Learning Lab
311 Commerce Street
JA BizTown, MN 55104

  •  Obtains bank loan
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs paychecks
  • Meets with other businesses to purchase insurance, renewable energy, and health insurance
  • Helps other employees with their work, and stands in for them on their breaks
  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Creates and prints paychecks
  • Signs paychecks if CEO is not available
  • Pays online bills sent to business
  • Monitors money coming into the business
  • Sends online invoices to businesses
  • Deposits money from sales to Bank
  • Learns how our water is treated to make it safe for drinking
  • Collects different sources of water in JA BizTown and tests them for contaminants
  • Sets prices for products
  • Sets up Point-of-Sale (cash register) and display area
  • Greets customers & accepts payment from sales
  • Learns about the Global Water Crisis
  • Designs and builds a water filtration system
  • Using different filters to change dirty/contaminated water to drinkable water

Students in Action