Waste water processing has been in the headlines recently with the unfortunate spill that occurred in the French Broad River last week. Wilma Dykeman was right again when she said, “We stopped paying attention to where our water comes and goes when we stopped going to the creek to get it, and just turned on the tap.” So plan on going with us to learn how the wastewater leaving your home is reincorporated back into the water of the natural water cycle. Take a tour of MSD and see for yourself.
RiverLink is coordinating with the Metropolitan Sewage District of Buncombe County, NC (MSDBC) to host a tour of the wastewater treatment plant on June 4th, at 10:00am.
The tour is available to any adolescent groups over the age of eleven (school groups, scout troops, clubs, extracurricular groups, etc…) interested adults and the general public, who wish to become more acquainted with the dynamics of, processes behind, and impacts associated with the local urban water cycle, spanning from its initial use to its journey back to the French Broad River through Asheville’s wastewater infrastructure. Participants will meet at the MSD facility located at 2028 Riverside Drive.
The tour is free of cost but space is limited, so pre-registration is necessary. For questions about the RiverLink Urban Water Cycle program, or to sign up for the tour on June 4th, 2013, please contact:
Erik Fraser, Education Intern
Cell: (910) 274-1967
Nikki Bauman, Education Coordinator
828-252-8474 x 18