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Fifth-Graders Learn About Wastewater Treatment

May 16, 2014

On Wednesday 5/14, staff from Woodland’s Public Works Department hosted 84 fifth-grade students, along with their teachers and parent chaperones, on a tour of the City’s Water Pollution Control Facility. During the tour, staff from the City’s Wastewater Operations Division introduced the kids to the wastewater treatment process, water quality testing, and the City’s industrial pretreatment program. The students also learned about the importance of recycling and water conservation from City Environmental Services staff. This is the 7th year that the fifth-grade from Mission Avenue Open School in Carmichael, CA have come to tour the facility.  “As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the best field trips we do all year” said Teacher Kelly Timpson. “It’s a great opportunity for the kids to see real-world applications of the science and math they learn during the year.”


Tours of the Water Pollution Control Facility are available to school and community groups by prior arrangement with the Public Works Department. For more information, please contact Mark Severeid at (530) 661-2065 or