The District offers Wastewater Treatment Plant tours Mondays-Thursdays year-round.*
The tours are available for groups of 8 or more people with a minimum age of 5 years old.
The tour starts with a video presentation about showing the history of sanitation and Union Sanitary District, including highlights of our programs. Then we put on our hard hats and begin the walk. The tour covers most of the accessible areas of the plant including the headworks, clarifiers, aeration basins and digesters. We also stop in at our new cogeneration facility, which is capable of creating 75% of the electricity we use to power the treatment plant.
The tour goes for approximately 2 hours. Visitors are required to wear closed-toed shoes. Be prepared for extensive walking on pavement and within buildings, as well as ascending and descending stairs.
Please call or email Doug Dattawalker to schedule a tour.
Environmental Outreach Representative
* Tour dates are subject to staff availability and construction activities at the treatment plant We will try to make every accommodation to meet your requested date.