Flush to Finish: Learn how wastewater becomes drinking water!
Did you know that the average person in the United States uses approximately 69 gallons of water per day for normal daily activities such as brushing teeth, taking showers, cleaning dishes and flushing the toilet? What do you think happens to all of that water? Here in Central Florida, water flows down the drain where it then collects with other people’s waste and travels across the city’s network of sewers, which consists of over 800 miles of sewer line, to find its way to one of three water reclamation facilities in the City of Orlando. Its hard work making sure all of that dirty water can make its way through all of the sewer lines in the city without getting blocked up somewhere.
Every day in Orlando, over 40 million gallons of sewer water is treated and cleaned. This process allows us to actually be able to use the water again for things like irrigation and to replenish the Floridan aquifer, which is the major source of drinking water for Central Florida!
Come join us at one of Orlando’s wastewater treatment plants to learn about the process of treating and recycling water. Guests will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility, conduct experiments in the Learning Center, and learn about the cycle of water use in Florida.
Kindly note that the last day to register for this program is May 27th, however if we do no meet a participation minimum of 15 people by May 20th, we may need to consider canceling the program. If you need to cancel and want to receive a full refund, you must do so by May 20th. After that date, refunds will not be available.