A Plymouth sewage works is opening to the public next month to give visitors a look behind the scenes.
South West Water’s Plympton Wastewater Treatment Works is one of eight sites the company is opening during England’s largest celebration of culture and heritage – Heritage Open Days.
Join one of the two tours on Wednesday September 18 at 10am and 2pm to discover the large wastewater treatment works serving Plymouth and the surrounding area. Find out how sewage is treated to the highest standards using naturally occurring bacteria to clean the water.
Plympton Wastewater Treatment Works is located next to the A38 and serves the Plympton, Leigham, Estover and Efford area of Plymouth, and also receives flows from the newly developed Sherford, resulting in a population equivalent of 62,744.
Find out what not to flush down the loo and put down the sink and how it all works from South West Water operational staff.
To book free tickets, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search ‘Plympton’.
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