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Tour of Des Moines Sewage Treatment Plant

Have you ever wondered what happens to the wastewater that flows down kitchen sink drains, tub drains, clothes washer drains, toilet drains, bar drains, restaurant drains, industrial drains, etc.? Where does that wastewater and that ick go?

Where: Des Moines Sewage Treatement Plant 3000 Vandalia Road in Southeast Des Moines

When: Thursday, June 2, 2022; tour is from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Due to parking and other logistics at the plant tour is limited to 12 people.

  • Contact Robin Fortney at or 515-414-5834 by May 27 to sign up.

  • Plan to meet at the Hy-Vee store on Highway 163 in Pleasant Hill by 12:30 pm and we will carpool from there.

  • Dress for the weather. Wear closed toed shoes. Bring a water bottle.

Warning: You may feel the urge to hug your water treatment plant operators and civil engineers in general when the tour is done!

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