The mystery of toilet water, solved
You flush and the water disappears. But do you know what happens after water from your toilet goes down the drain? Take a tour of EBMUD’s Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oakland. We offer free tours for East Bay residents and students in middle and high school. Our expert tour guides will reveal how we keep the San Francisco Bay clean by treating wastewater and how you can take steps to protect the environment. Hint: toss those not-so-flushable wipes and other items in the trash, not the toilet.
Follow the wastewater journey from your private sewer laterals into city sewers that feed pipes that carry the wastewater into EBMUD’s plant. There, at the base of the Bay Bridge, wastewater generated from residents and businesses is cleaned to meet strict standards. The toilet talk continues as we show you how poop is transformed into power as part of our waste-to-energy program. You’ll never look at toilet flushing the same way again!
Sign up at ebmud.com/wwtp-tours.