Downers Grove Sanitary District Annual Open House Returns This Fall
The Downers Grove Sanitary District invites the community to visit the Wastewater Treatment Center for the return of our annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The Open House is a free, family-friendly event on Saturday, Oct. 1 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 discover what it takes to keep a wastewater treatment plant running smoothly with our maintenance department. Learn how our team works day-to-day to keep different equipment, buildings, and systems working in the treatment plant. Also, learn about lift stations and why they are a vital part of the sanitary district.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour. Individuals requesting accommodations for special needs are asked to call in advance.
Please note that the Open House will only be held if the District is able to adhere to the regional guidelines which are in place at the time of the event to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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 and even take some home with you
- Free snacks and refreshments!