World Water Day Tours - March 22, 2017
The District is proud to participate in World Water Day
, an international day of action to celebrate and protect water. This year, the theme is "Why Waste Water?", highlighting the value of wastewater as a renewable resource. In recognition of this theme, the District is offering tours of the treatment plant on World Water Day to showcase how wastewater is cleaned and reused. There will be three tours offered throughout the day, with start times and lengths listed below:
: Morning General Plant Tour (1.5 hours) (FULL)
: Hard Hat Tour (Will include additional tour stops, including the solids thickening building and struvite harvesting building) (2 hours)
: Evening General Plant Tour (1.5 hours)
Sign up here
for a tour, and you will be contacted with details about your chosen tour. Tour availability will depend on the number of signups.
World Water Day Brochure
Come and see how we protect public health and the environment!
The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District conducts scheduled tours of its Nine Springs Treatment Plant. Conducting tours is part of the District's continuing efforts to be a good neighbor and a positive influence on our community. Over 2000 people visit our plant each year.
A typical tour lasts approximately an hour and a half. Best starting times for tours are Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 3:00pm. We do not conduct tours on major holidays. We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and very comfortable shoes (no open-toed shoes, sandals, or flip-flops) as there will be a lot of walking and stair climbing. We do not cancel our tours due to weather unless it poses a danger to our visitors, so dress appropriately for the weather. With advance notice, we can make arrangements for individuals with physical handicaps to participate in our tours, but some portions of our normal tours are inaccessible.
If you would like to take a tour, fill out the tour request form and we will be in contact with you shortly to confirm the tour. We can customize our tours for the needs of each group visiting our plant, so please let us know if you have any specific questions or a specific focus for your group.
Note on Group Size: Tour groups of 5 or more people are recommended. We try to accommodate all tour requests, though, so if you are an individual interested in a tour, you can still fill out the tour request form or contact Emily Jones (EmilyJ@madsewer.org) to request a tour. We will try to combine these individual tour requests with other tours when possible, so individual tour requests may need to be flexible on the date and time of the tour.