Under the category of cool things to do that I never knew I had access to...
Did you know that the Water Treatment Facility hosted Open Houses? Well, they do! The public is invited to get a behind-the-scenes look into the work that goes into keeping St. Pete flowing at the City's water treatment facilities. Attendees can expect to learn about drinking water sourcing and processing at the Cosme Water Treatment Plant in Odessa and how wastewater becomes reclaimed water at one of the three reclaimed water treatment facilities in St. Petersburg.
Plant operators and City staff will lead tours to show the flow of water from beginning to end and answer questions. Tours will begin hourly at 9 a.m. with the last tour starting at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Southwest Water Reclamation Facility
3800 54th Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cosme Water Treatment Plant
16015 Race Track Rd.
Odessa, FL 33556
Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Northeast Water Reclamation Facility
1160 62nd Ave. NE.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Northwest Water Reclamation Facility
7500 26th Ave. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
The majority of the tour is outdoors and is a walking tour. Attendees should plan to be in the sun and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Facilities are not ADA accessible by default, however reasonable accommodations can be made by calling the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261. A driver’s license or state photo ID is required for entry and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Details and additional open house dates can be found at stpete.org/WaterOpenHouse
So grab your kids and make a memorable, learning day when you attend the Water Treatment Open House!