October 13, 2018
The tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and will end around 4:00 p.m.
Lake Wildwood Wastewater Treatment Plant
12622 Pleasant Valley Road
Penn Valley, CA
Free! Food and refreshments will also be provided for free.
Lake Wildwood Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Whether you are taking a shower, washing your clothes or flushing your toilet you are using water. We all know where water comes from, but where does it all go?
Nevada County Sanitation District handles nearly 1 million gallons of water every day through more than 110 miles of pipe and treats it all at 10 treatment plants in Western Nevada County. This free tour will give a behind-the-scenes look at the processes that make the system so reliable and that keep the environment and Nevada County residents’ safe. From the point that wastewater leaves a home or business and enters the treatment process, follow the water through the treatment process to where it’s released to local creeks and rivers.
After you’ve completed the tour, you will have a better understanding of the process for treating wastewater, some of the equipment used to maintain the systems, and you will know what actions you can take to maintain the flow of this important utility system in the County.