Plant Tours

Classroom teachers and home school groups—bring your fourth through eleventh grade students to see what happens to wastewater after it leaves your house!

This is a great opportunity to enhance your curriculum by showing students science in action - cleaning water using mechanical, biological and chemical processes.

We’ll follow a drop of water as it enters the plant, travels through grates, screens and various cleaning processes, and flows into the San Francisco Bay:

  • Get a bird’s-eye view of the equipment that keeps our sewer pipes clean
  • See how we remove sticks, rocks, sand, gravel and other gunk from water
  • Learn how we use bacteria to clean the water
  • Meet the chemists who run an average of 45 tests on the water throughout the day
  • View our water under a microscope - see our bugs in action
  • Find out how you can help keep our water clean
  • See how important science is to our community and our environment
  • Learn about careers available in the environmental field

Free one-hour tours are available with appointment.

To schedule a tour or for more information:

Hayes Morehouse
[email protected]  
City of San Leandro
3000 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 577-3434

Plant Tour Information (PDF)

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