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Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility Tour
July 20, 2019 @ 9:30 amFree
Join us on Saturday, July 20th for a tour of the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility, commonly known as the sewage treatment plant. We will meet at the facility, located on Jones Island at 700 E. Jones Street to see not only how our waste water is treated, but also how Milorganite (Milwaukee organic nitrogen), fertilizer high in nitrogen, is produced. The tour will begin at 9:30 am and last about an hour.
The tour is not handicap-accessible, involves climbing some stairs, and may be hot. Participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes for safety. There is no charge, but there is a limit of forty-five and reservations are required. Please contact Ron Winkler by phone or email (details below).
The facility opened in 1926 and was named a National Engineering Landmark in 1974. It is operated and maintained by Veolia North America, but owned and governed by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.