First Friday wastewater treatment plant tours

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First Friday wastewater treatment plant tours

Take a free, public treatment plant tour to see how wastewater is recycled into clean, renewable resources.

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Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District 1610 Moorland Road Madison, WI 53713

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What happens to water after it goes down the drain? Follow the flush to Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District's wastewater treatment plant, which receives water from 26 communities in the Madison area. On this free tour, you'll follow the path of water as it's transformed from dirty wastewater to clean water and other renewable resources. You'll learn about the role of wastewater treatment in the water cycle and your role in keeping water clean for the future.

The First Friday tours are open to members of the public of all ages, though minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sewerage district staff will contact people who have RSVPed before the tour to provide directions and safety information. Tours are typically rain or shine, but may be canceled due to inclement weather or other factors. If a tour is canceled, the District will contact those who have RSVPed.