Wastewater Treatmentplant Tours
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 our wastewater go? You can learn more with a tour of one of our Wastewater Treatment Plants at Lake Wildwood or Lake of the Pines.
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.
2019 Tour Schedule
Date and Time:
June 29 - Lake of the Pines
The tours begin at 1:00 pm and will end around 4:00 pm.
Location: Lake of the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant (10984 Riata Way, Auburn) for an inside look at how it all happens.
- Physical Requirements – Expect to be walking on uneven and unpaved ground, climbing stairs, and walking for ¾ of a mile.
- Tour Safety – Treatment Plants are functioning industrial sites in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Open pits, moving vehicles, and chemicals are just a few of the safety hazards present at this site. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required for your safety and comfort.
- Waiver – Please print and complete the waiver as a condition of the tour. All visitors must sign a waiver as a condition of the tour; please take a moment to review it. Participants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign the waiver.
To request a plant tour - Contact Nevada County Sanitation District staff at (530) 265-1411 to request a tour. Once the request is received, we will contact you for further coordination.