Tours & Open House Events

Thanks to those who attended our May 19th informational meeting about rural water issues in Spokane County.

A video recording and the meeting presentation can be found at our web page titled Rural Water Supply / "Hirst" Decision.

TOURS by Appointment



Gather 10 friends and family and arrange for a personal tour!  Come learn how the Spokane County Water Reclamation Facility turns wastewater into three (3) valuable resources!
 
Join us inside the Water Resource Center (WRC) for a live-narrated video and discussion about the water reclamation process and the facility's impact on river and drinking water quality.  Then we move outdoors for the exterior walking tour (pending weather).
 
The entire tour is approximately 90 minutes - half is inside the WRC and sitting; half is outside on flat, wheelchair accessible pavement.

To schedule a group tour, contact Toni at [email protected] or call 509.477.7577. 

Location:  1004 N Freya St  (just SE of the Trent and Freya intersection)  Map

IMPORTANT:
-- All tours of the reclamation facility require closed-toe shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather for the exterior walking portion of the tour.  Walking tour is on a flat paved surface
Reclamation Facility
Overview of Water Resource Center Public Visits
Adjacent to the Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SCRWRF), is the Water Resource Center, a regional educational facility with interactive displays related to area aquifer and river knowledge, water reclamation and many other water resource issues.
 
A visit to the WRC is a separate event from a reclamation facility tour but can be combined.  See Visit the Water Resource Center for more information.  
 
Open House, Family Day and Public Tour Events
These are announced opportunities to visit when you can be assured of access to the WRC and, weather-permitting, a walking tour of the reclamation facility.

Community/Civic Tours: Contact us to arrange a time for a guided visit (groups of 10 or more) with enhanced activities.
  

Open House & Family Day Events typically include the following in addition to reclamation facility tours:

 
  • Aquifer Demonstration - Learn the aquifer components and how it "works."
  • EnviroScape Model - Learn about non-point source pollution.
  • Stream Table - Get wet while learning about stream bank erosion and healthy habitat.
  • Spokane Waste Directory - Learn once and for all how to dispose of various hazardous wastes at the Spokane Waste Directory Website.
  • Video "Virtual" Tour of the Wastewater Process - Learn how the Spokane County Water Reclamation Facility works!