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Thursday, March 08, 2018 3:56 pm

Verbatim: Free Tours of City Utilities Plants Start this Weekend

The following was released on Thurs. March 8, 2018 by the City of Fort Wayne: 

Fort Wayne, Ind. – City Utilities will conduct free guided tours of our Water Pollution Control Plant and our Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant over the next several weeks.

The first of the free guided tours is this Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 AM to noon, at the Water Pollution Control Plant located at 2601 Dwenger Avenue. Visitors will learn how the plant operates, visit the award winning lab and view its high powered microscope, and learn about the importance the plant plays in our daily lives. The tour will involve walking on several surfaces, including gravel, and attendees should not wear open-toe shoes or flip-flops. 

Named the P. L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant, the Fort Wayne facility provides sewage treatment for more than 315,000 area residents in Fort Wayne, New Haven, Leo-Cedarville, Maysville, Grabill, Zanesville, Huntertown, Arcola and many homes and businesses in unincorporated areas of Allen County. Currently, the plant has the capacity to treat 100 million gallons of sewage per day.  Last year, the plant treated nearly 17 billion gallons of sewage for the year. The plant has been serving the community since 1940. 

On Saturday, March 24 the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant – located at 415 Baltes Avenue will offer a free guided tour from 10:00 AM – noon.  The plant opened in 1933 and after several expansions is now able to produce 72 million gallons of water per day.   The free tour gives visitors an opportunity to see the plant in operation, to interact with staff members, and to enjoy the architecture of the Collegiate Gothic style building. 

List of free tour dates: 

Plant Tour Dates – 2018

 

Water Pollution Control Plant – 2601 Dwenger Avenue

Saturday, March 10  10:00 AM – noon

Saturday, April 14  10:00 AM – noon

Saturday, May 12  10:00 AM - noon 

 

Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant – 415 Baltes Avenue

            Saturday, March 24  10:00 AM – noon

            Saturday, April 21  10:00 AM – noon

            Saturday, May 19  10:00 AM - noon