Where does your poop go?

From an EBMUD email on May 24:

Have you ever wondered about where your poop goes* after you flush the toilet?

EBMUD offers two options to learn more about how wastewater treatment protects public health and the San Francisco Bay:

Online Virtual Tour:

The online virtual tour “From your tap to the San Francisco Bay” is EBMUD’s newest educational resource. This tour features a variety of engaging videos and interactive maps to help audiences of all levels learn about EBMUD’s Main Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Live-Guided Virtual Tour:

The live-guided virtual tour is a one-hour, interactive PowerPoint presentation conducted over Zoom with an EBMUD staff member. This tour covers a range of topics, including types of wastewater, contaminants, pollution prevention, history of wastewater treatment, wastewater treatment fundamentals, and beneficial reuse. Sign up by clicking on one of the links below and registering with your contact information:

Thursday 5/26 6-7 PM

Thursday 6/23 6-7 PM

Thursday 7/28 6-7 PM

Visit our website for more information about virtual tours, pollution prevention, or other EBMUD events. If you have any questions, please email us at wwtptours@ebmud.com.

* Please note that your literal poop may or may not be treated by EBMUD, depending on where you live or where you choose to “go.” EBMUD’s Main Wastewater Treatment Plant is located in West Oakland and serves 740,000 people living in Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, Oakland, Piedmont, and the Richmond Annex.

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