Friday, March 22 is World Water Day, and Lynchburg Water Resources will celebrate by hosting free tours of the College Hill Water Treatment Plant (525 Taylor Street) and the Lynchburg Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility (2301 Concord Turnpike). Tour hours at both facilities will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“World Water Day is a time to celebrate water for the amazing resource that it is. Not all communities in the world have access to clean drinking water and sanitation. It’s important for citizens to see what it takes to provide them with clean water and then treat their wastewater in a rigorous biological process that ultimately supports a healthy environment for the people and wildlife downstream,” said Kendall Juell, Outreach Coordinator for Lynchburg Water Resources.
Lynchburg Water Resources works hard to provide clean drinking water, reliable sewer service and stormwater management for city residents. Each year, over 3.8 billion gallons of drinking water are treated, along with 4.2 billion gallons of wastewater.
The College Hill Water Treatment Plant tour will educate guests about where our water comes from, how it’s treated to ensure it is clean and safe, then how it’s delivered to customers across Lynchburg. This tour will include an incredible view of Lynchburg from atop the water treatment tanks.
The Lynchburg Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility tour will educate guests about where wastewater travels after it’s flushed down the drain. The tour will walk guests through the complex process it takes to treat the wastewater and release the treated water into the James River even cleaner than the river water itself.
To register for a free tour at either plant, click HERE. Early sign-up is encouraged as space is limited.