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Tours#

Utilities Administration Building LEED Tour#

Go behind the scenes of Utilities’ Administration Building, located at 222 Laporte Avenue, and learn about the water and efficiency components, low-impact development sites, occupant wellness and comfort features, and Art in Public Places installations.

  • Ages 11+
  • Duration: 30-60 minutes
  • Availability: Year-round
  • Minimum participants: 5
  • Maximum participants: 30

Water Treatment Facility Tour#

Go behind the scenes of Utilities’ water treatment facility and learn about the intricate processes used to treat our drinking water from expert tour guides. 

  • Ages 8+ (must be taller than 50”)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Availability: January-mid-May, September-December. Typically at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month.
  • Minimum participants: 4
  • Maximum participants: 80

Water Reclamation (Wastewater) Facility Tour#

Go behind the scenes of Utilities’ Water Reclamation Facility and learn about the intricate processes used to treat our wastewater from expert tour guides. 

  • Ages 13+
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Availability: Weekdays (preferably Tuesday-Thursday), April-October
  • Minimum participants: 10
  • Maximum participants: 20

Water Field Operations Tour#

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get water to your house or business, how it’s metered and where it goes after you flush the toilet? Go behind the scenes of these hidden underground systems to meet operators and see the equipment that maintains and operates this critical infrastructure 24/7. The tour will also highlight how rainwater is collected and conveyed throughout the City. 

  • Ages 11+
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Availability: Weekdays, April-October
  • Minimum participants: 5
  • Maximum participants: 20

Did You Know?

Washing machines are most efficient when fully loaded.

Insulating hot water pipes leading from the water heater helps keep your hot water from cooling off before it gets to the tap.

Leaving grass clippings where they fall adds nutrients to the soil. A mulching mower chops grass into small pieces.