City offering tours of water purification plant

The city's water purification process is being studied at this plant. Courtesy:

Residents can now tour the city’s Water Purification Demonstration Project to learn about the facility at the North City Water Reclamation Plant. This demonstration-scale project is testing the feasibility of providing safe and reliable drinking water from recycled water.

Following an introductory presentation, guides will lead a walking tour through the facility. Guests will see up close the advanced purification process that involves three consecutive steps, including membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and UV disinfection/advanced oxidation processes. At the end of the tour, guests can view the purified water and will have a chance to compare it to drinking water and recycled water samples.

To register for a tour, visit the project website at For a presentation to your community, civic or business organization, e-mail

or call (619) 533-6638.