Wastewater Tour - Lake Wildwood Wastewater Treatment Plant

Whether you are taking a shower, washing your clothes or flushing your toilet you are using water. We all know where water comes from, but where does it all go? You can learn more with a tour of our Lake Wildwood Wastewater Treatment plant. 

Nevada County Sanitation District handles nearly 1 million gallons of water every day through more than 110 miles of pipe and treats it all at 10 treatment plants in Western Nevada County. This free tour will give a behind-the-scenes look at the processes that make the system so reliable and that keep the environment and Nevada County residents’ safe. From the point that wastewater leaves a home or business and enters the treatment process, follow the water through the treatment process to where it’s released to local creeks and rivers.

Tour Requirements:

Physical Requirements – Expect to be walking on uneven and unpaved ground, climbing stairs and to walk for ¾ of a mile.

Tour Safety – Treatment Plants are functioning industrial sites in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Open pits, moving vehicles and chemicals are just a few of the safety hazards present at this site. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required for your safety and comfort.

Waiver – all visitors must sign a waiver as a condition of the tour; please take a moment to review it. Participants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign the waiver.

To request a plant tour - Contact Nevada County Sanitation District staff at (530) 265-1411 to request a tour. Once the request is received, we will contact you for further coordination. 

LWW overhead shot