Wastewater treatment plant tours

   Walking Tours Suspended, Online Tours Available

EBMUD has suspended all in-person tours consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to reduce the spread of coronavirus by limiting large gatherings. Virtual tours are now available. See below for more information below.

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Sign up for a virtual tour 

EBMUD's Treatment Plant treats sewage to meet stringent state and federal standards before recycling it or releasing it to the Bay.

EBMUD's Treatment Plant treats sewage to meet stringent state and federal standards before recycling it or releasing it to the Bay.

Have you ever wondered about what happens after you flush? Since 2016, EBMUD has demystified the fascinating and critically important world of wastewater through tours of its Main Wastewater Treatment Plant located in West Oakland. When the pandemic struck in March 2020, EBMUD quickly mobilized to replace in-person tours with virtual tours from the safety and comfort of home. Now, the transformed Virtual Tour Program has reached a broader, larger, and multilingual audience, all while retaining the same key messages about how wastewater treatment protects public health and the San Francisco Bay.

Conducted through Zoom, the virtual tour is a one-hour interactive PowerPoint presentation that covers a range of topics, including the water cycle, the natural vs. built environment, types of wastewater, contaminants, pollution prevention, history of wastewater treatment, wastewater treatment fundamentals, and beneficial reuse. The virtual tour is strategically designed for non-technical audiences around the high-school level; however, it is customized as needed for special tour requests.

 

Register

Register for an upcoming virtual tour by clicking on a link below and signing up with your contact information:

School tours 

Virtual school tours can be scheduled at a time that best suits the teacher and class. Reservation priority is given to those schools in EBMUD's wastewater service area. To request a school tour, please contact wwtptours@ebmud.com.

Tours for non-English speakers

Virtual tours are available in Chinese, Spanish, and ASL. Please contact wwtptours@ebmud.com to schedule a tour.

Details

Location 

2020 Wake Avenue, Oakland, CA 94607 

Contact

Email: wwtptours@ebmud.com 
Phone: 510-287-1651 and press 2
You may leave a voicemail message and a staff member will follow up during regular business hours.