St. Pete offering public tours of sewage plants
Ah, fall in Florida. The humidity's gone, the great outdoors once again beckon.
Who's up for a tour of a sewage plant?
The city announced Tuesday that public tours and information sessions will be offered at two of the city's three operating wastewater treatment plants.
The Northeast and Northwest plants will offer the tours on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon.
The city's Southwest plant isn't included because of construction ongoing at the city's largest plant.
And, it shouldn't have to be said, but the city advises: No flip-flops or high heels.
Here is the release:
OPEN HOUSES, PUBLIC TOURS PLANNED FOR ST. PETERSBURG WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 11, 2016) - To inform St. Petersburg's citizens and provide education on the day-to-day operations at the city's wastewater treatment plants, open houses and public tours have been planned for two of the city's treatment facilities this Saturday, October 15. From 9 a.m. to noon, citizens are invited to view operations and ask questions at the Northwest Water Reclamation facility, 7500 26th Ave. N., or at the Northeast Water Reclamation facility, 1160 62nd Ave., N.E. Plant employees and other city staff members will be available to answer questions during the open houses. Due to active construction at the Southwest Water Reclamation facility, limited tours will be given upon special request. Individuals or groups wishing to tour the Southwest facility may contact Robert Clydesdale, Water Resources Public Information, at 727-893-7041, to schedule a tour.
Citizens wishing to tour the Northeast or Northwest facilities on Saturday are encouraged to wear comfortable closed toe shoes and avoid flip flops or high heels. Visitors to both facilities should be aware they are visiting working industrial utility plants and are covered by applicable federal laws regarding safety and Homeland Security. The facilities are not ADA accessible, although reasonable accommodations will be made.
Parking is available onsite at both facilities.