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EID Offers Public Tours of Water and Wastewater Plants

Registration Required, Space Limited

Post Date:08/07/2019 4:15 PM

EID is offering tours that give a unique look into the treatment processes for water, wastewater and recycled water.

 Wastewater / Recycled Water

Wastewater and recycled water collection, treatment, and distribution is extremely complex and a biologically sensitive process. EID staff work hard to keep expenses down by coordinating with regulators, hiring experienced and highly trained staff, and diligently maintaining approximately 386 miles of gravity sewer pipelines, 55 miles of pressurized main lines, 9,372 maintenance holes (manholes), and 60 sewer lift stations.

Wastewater Tour Dates - Reservations Required
Choose your tour date and register through the linked calendar item below.

Space for the wastewater tours are limited to 20 attendees each.


Since 1925, EID has been delivering safe and reliable drinking water that our highly skilled and trained professional staff take pride in providing.

Water treatment is ever changing and has increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. EID has a very complex system that brings snow melt from the High Sierra's into reservoirs like Lake Aloha, Echo, Caples, Silver, Jenkinson and Folsom lakes. That stored water must be treated with filtration and chlorination to ensure that it's safe and meets strict water quality standards before it traverses through the system of pipelines to your home, business, or school's tap.

Water Tour Dates - Reservations Required
Choose your tour date and register through the linked calendar item below.

The water treatment plant tours are limited to 15 attendees each.

If scheduled tours reach capacity the District will maintain a wait list of interested individuals wishing to participate.  The District may add additional, or consolidate tours depending on interest level. 

The tours are mostly outdoors and attendees should wear weather appropriate clothing. Closed toe shoes are required.  Note that the tour involves walking on varied and hilly terrain that includes metal grated stairs.

We encourage those who would like to participant to register through the calendar items linked above.  After your registration is processed, a confirmation email will be sent containing the meeting location along with additional logistics and EID's liability waiver. Attendees must sign an EID liability waiver to participate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California law, it is EID's policy to offer its public programs, services, and meetings in a manner that is readily accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact us at 530.642.4168 or email at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Advance notification within this guideline will enable the District to make reasonable accommodations to ensure accessibility.

Water and Wastewater Facility Pictures to Announce Tour


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