In a bid to break taboos around toilets and make access to sanitation a global priority, the United Nations recognizes World Toilet Day on November 19 each year. To recognize World Toilet Day, Niagara Region will be offering a free guided tour of a wastewater treatment plant. Niagara Region has 11 wastewater treatment facilities that process 187.5 million litres per day of sewage treatment to protect the Great Lakes from pollution and practice responsible environmental stewardship. On this tour, wastewater operators will walk participants through the plant to explore the various phases of wastewater treatment.
Port Weller Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
Friday, Nov. 17
27 Lombardy St., St. Catharines
To take part in the tour participants must: register in advance; sign a waiver prior to the start of the tour;be 12 years of age or older; be able to walk up and down stairs; wear closed toe shoes.Space is limited, sign up by Tuesday, Nov. 15 to secure your spot.
A virtual tour of the Baker Road (Grimsby) Wastewater Treatment Plant is also available.