Residents are invited to our Annual Open House on Oct. 7
The Downers Grove Sanitary District invites the community to visit the Wastewater Treatment Center for our annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 7.
The Open House is a free, family-friendly event on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the District’s Wastewater Treatment Center, 5003 Walnut Avenue in Downers Grove. This is a unique opportunity for residents to experience firsthand how a local wastewater treatment plant operates.
This year will highlight our recent construction projects including the Centex Lift Station replacement, the outfall sewer sag repair, and sewer lining projects. Visitors can see where funds are going and why these projects are performed.
Visitors can tour the plant with one of the District’s wastewater experts to learn about the different processes used to clean wastewater that comes from homes and businesses. They can also talk with biosolids experts, see live microorganisms used to clean wastewater and explore the equipment and trucks used around the treatment plant. Refreshments will also be provided.
A majority of the tour is walking outdoors and visitors should dress accordingly for outdoor weather conditions. Tours are good for scout groups looking for merit badges or students seeking extra credit. Anyone bringing a group should call the office at 630-353-3614 or email email@example.com to schedule a tour. Individuals requesting accommodations for special needs are asked to call in advance.
For more information, contact the District office at 630-969-0664 or visit www.dgsd.org.
- Tour the treatment plant with a wastewater expert
- Interactive exhibits and displays (fun for all ages!)
- See live microorganisms used to clean wastewater
- Learn about biosolids
- Free snacks and refreshments!