Learn about the fascinating process of wastewater treatment and how it helps protect water quality. Boise WaterShed offers two opportunities for the public to tour the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Plant:
- Watershed Weekends - Tours are free for all ages and begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Boise WaterShed Theater.
- Group Visits - Groups of 10 or more people may book a free tour during the week by contacting the Boise WaterShed at least two weeks in advance.
- School Groups - Teachers can download worksheets so students can get the most out of the tour. Worksheets are available for 4-6 grade, Junior/Middle High School, and Senior High School students.
For your safety and enjoyment, please be aware of the following guidelines:
- The tour is approximately a one-mile walk roundtrip. Please notify Boise WaterShed staff in advance if there are any participants with physical disabilities and accommodations will be made.
- The majority of the tour is outdoors. Dress appropriately for the weather. In the summer it is advised to bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. In the winter, the tour will be cancelled if ice or snow is present.
- Closed-toe shoes are required.
- Hard hats are required and are provided by Boise WaterShed.
- Disruptive behavior or tampering with equipment will not be tolerated.
- No smoking, eating or drinking are permitted during the tour.
- Tour groups may come in contact with facility doors, railings, and treated effluent that could contain bacteria. Tour participation is at your own risk.
- All participants will be required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after the tour.