Water Reclamation Facility

If you are a teacher or parent wishing to bring a group of students, please visit our Field Trips page. 6th grade is the youngest grade allowed to do the walking tour around the facility (community/family tours excluded) and a minimum of 10 people is required.

TOURS by Appointment

Outside of all of the tours we provide to 6th grade through college classes, seeing the Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility is interesting for a variety of people/reasons:

  • Civic groups who actively work to know their community better
  • Youth groups like Girl/Boy Scouts that are earning badges related to water resources (and we can add a hands-on activity!)
  • Environmental groups wanting to understand how our treatment process
  • Community Centers arranging area field trips
  • Neighborhood councils/families choosing to explore their community
  • Conference groups looking for excursions outside of the convention center walls

Get your group organized and come learn how the County’s water reclamation facility turns wastewater into three (3) valuable resources!

A typical tour begins inside the adjacent 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).A person in a duck super hero suit in a room full of people.

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 tntaylor@spokanecounty.org or call 509.477.7577. 

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

IMPORTANT:

  • Minimum of 10 people required for tour.
  • All attendees must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing as the walking portion of the tour is outside.
  • Tour is on a paved, accessible surface.
  • Parking is on-site and, like the tour, free!