The Dublin San Ramon Services District is opening its doors Wednesday morning for a public tour of the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Pleasanton.
Tri-Valley residents can get a glimpse of the expansions and upgrades to its primary sedimentation tanks that have been underway since April during the Oct. 16 open house.
Workers are enlarging one of four existing tanks and adding a fifth, which will allow DSRSD to treat even more wastewater than the 10 million gallons from Dublin, Pleasanton and southern San Ramon that are currently processed every day. Visitors will learn about recovering vital resources from wastewater such as methane for producing electricity and how the water is purified or recycled for construction and irrigating green spaces, or cleaned and dispensed into the San Francisco Bay.
Tour participants will also glean some insight on how DSRSD manages routine operations alongside a major improvement and expansion project. Career opportunities in the industry will also be highlighted as part of the event.
The next tour is Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m., and open to ages 10 and older. Reservations are required for the 60 to 90 minute walking tour. Guests should be appropriately dressed to walk, climb steps and be outside, including a full shoe covering the entire foot such as athletic shoes or flats. No sandals, heels, open-toe or open-heel shoes are allowed.
The Dublin San Ramon Services District Wastewater Treatment Facility is located at 7399 Johnson Drive in Pleasanton. To sign up for the tour, visit www.dsrsd.com/tour to fill out a Tour Request Form or call 925-875-2399.