Dublin offers tour of wastewater treatment center

January 7, 2014 by  

Dublin residents looking to learn the truth about their wastewater will have the chance to learn all about it four times in 2014.

The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) wastewater treatment and water recycling plant offers a free tour of its facilities every quarter. The first tour for the year will be held on tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 pm.

Nearly 10 million gallons of wastewater are produced every day in Dublin, south San Ramon, and Pleasanton. To keep the people safe, each drop of wastewater needs to be dealt with efficiently. The tour will answer commonly-asked questions, such as what happens to water once a toilet is flushed, and how dirty water is sanitized.

During the tour, people will also learn about operations that produce recycled water, used to irrigate green areas, as well as about biofuel to make electricity and heat. The tour also sheds a light on jobs in the water industry. The DSRSD wastewater treatment plant could use booklet and poster printing to highlight key facts and useful information covered on the tour.

The tour is designed for children over the age of seven, as well as for teenagers and adults. It lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Although free for all, reservations are required and can be completed at the DSRSD’s website.

Groups of six or more can request a tour at another time, as long as a staff member is available. If a group of students is taking the tour, the DSRSD requests at least one adult be present for every 7-10 students, depending on age.