We give local schools the chance to participate in a tour of the four cornerstones of our local water supply:
- the Kaitoke storage lakes from the Stuart McCaskill viewing platform
- the Te Marua water treatment plant
- the Waterloo pumping station which draws up the water from the artesian aquifer
- the Seaview wastewater treatment plant
The tour follows the water from its source through the initial treatment to drinking water quality, the distribution system and then to its discharge into the sea after biological wastewater treatment.
The tour emphasises the value of our precious natural resource and the need for water protection and conservation. We'll show you the difference between stormwater drains, which connect to our streams and rivers and then to the sea without further treatment, and sewage drains, which connect to the treatment plant.
This tour is available to students in Years 7-10.
What does it cost?
The school pays $50 towards the cost of bus hire. We'll pay the rest.
Want to know more?
The tours run four times a year and can be booked by contacting Sandy.firstname.lastname@example.org