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Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours

Take a shower. Wash your clothes. Flush your toilet. You know where water comes from, but where does it all go? Join us at the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant for an insider’s look at how it all happens. Tours begin at 9 a.m. and end around 11 a.m.

Upcoming tour dates: In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled the May tour. Check back in the fall for our new tour dates.

To reserve space on the tour, contact Melissa Kinsey at mkinsey@roseville.ca.us or (916) 746-1553.

Tour Requirements:
• Minimum age -
 12 years old
• Capacity - Groups and individuals welcome. Minimum of 5 people. Maximum of 30 people per day. Tours of more than 15 people will be split into two groups.
• Physical requirements - Expect strenuous walking. Tour length is about 1 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 industrial site. Sturdy closed-toe shoes and long pants are required for your safety and comfort.
• Waiver - 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.

The Wastewater Utility handles nearly 20 million gallons of water every day through more than 700 miles of pipe and treats it all at two treatment plants within the city, out of sight and mind for Roseville residents, all for about one dollar a day per household. 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 Roseville 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 or through our recycled water purple pipes for use to water our parks and golf courses.

After you’ve completed the tour, you will have a better understanding of the process for treating wastewater and you will know what actions you can take to maintain the flow of this important utility system of the city.

Click here to download the waiver.