Have you ever wondered what happens to the dirty water after you flush the toilet? How does it get cleaned? Where does it go once it’s cleaned? Get answers to these questions and others at the next public tour of the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) wastewater treatment and water recycling plants on Wednesday, January 8, at 1:30 p.m. The free tour lasts 60 to 90 minutes and is open to adults, teens, and children ages seven and up. The facilities are located at 7399 Johnson Drive in Pleasanton. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, visit http://www.dsrsd.com/Education/tourrequest.html or call 925-875-2294.
Dublin, Pleasanton, and southern San Ramon generate up to 10 million gallons of wastewater every day that must be handled efficiently and safely to protect public health. Increasingly, wastewater treatment is a resource recovery operation that generates recycled water to irrigate green spaces and biofuel that can generate heat and electricity. The tour highlights these processes as well as career opportunities in the water industry.
DSRSD offers public tours quarterly on the second Wednesdays of January, April, July, and October. Tours can be scheduled at other times for groups of six or more if staff is available. For more information call the DSRSD public information office at 925-875-2282.