Clean Water Week, June 3-9 2018

04.30.2018

Take a deeper look at the vital and complex community service that protects our waterways and our environment from pollution; our sewer system.

Northeast Pump Station

Sewer systems cannot function without properly placed pump stations to quietly and discreetly transport wastewater from holding wells to the treatment plant.  Take a walk with us down three stories to witness the massive structures and intricate odor control systems in Portland’s largest pump station, Northeast Pump Station.  One of 76 pump stations operated by the Portland Water District, Northeast Pump Station was recently retrofitted with advanced odor control systems.

Wednesday, June 6,

Register: 4:30 p.m.      Register: 5:30 p.m.

THESE EVENTS ARE FULL, PLEASE EMAIL MCLEMENTS@PWD.ORG OR CALL 207-774-5961, ext. 3144 TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST.

End of Marginal Way under Tukey's Bridge, Portland

 

East End Wastewater Treatment Facility Tour

The wastewater plant receives and treats roughly 20 million gallons of wastewater a day.   By touring the plant, you’ll see what it takes to keep this facility working properly no matter what comes down the pipe.  Operators work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to prevent over 8 million pounds of pollution from entering Casco Bay each year.    Explore the treatment plant, including the most recent $12 million project to upgrade the aeration system and protect Casco Bay. 

Thursday, June 7

Register: 4:30 p.m.         Register: 5:30 p.m.

THESE EVENTS ARE FULL, PLEASE EMAIL MCLEMENTS@PWD.ORG OR CALL 207-774-5961, ext. 3144 TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST.

End of Marginal Way under Tukey's Bridge, Portland

 

SNAG A RAIN BARREL WHILE ON THE TOUR

EACH TOUR PARTICIPANT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENTERED TO WIN OUR POPULAR, RECYCLED RAIN BARREL! Rain barrels capture and collect stormwater before it becomes polluted so the water can be used for lawns and gardens.  They help conserve water too!