Tag Archives: Sewer Tours

Sewer Simulator Shines a Light on Underground Infrastructure

June 30, 2017

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Two wastewater operators from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD; Cleveland) had a bright idea — if the public can’t go underground to see wastewater treatment systems, then these systems must be brought to the public. To spread the word, Pete Lehman and Todd Andexler, NEORSD field tech operators, transformed a metal storage container […]

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San Francisco’s Sewers Speak Out

March 24, 2014

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Public messaging campaign educates about wastewater treatment from sewer’s perspective   Advanced wastewater treatment systems around the world operate virtually undercover. They carry away wastewater, treat it to high standards, and release it back into the environment undetected by most customers. But, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission sewer system is speaking out to educate […]

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History From the Bottom Up

June 4, 2013

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A separate feature of the Old Wastewater Treatment Plant tour in Bubeneč, Czech Republic, is an underground raft ride. Photo courtesy of Tomáš Věžník.

Sewer tours are a popular attraction throughout Europe   The Eiffel Tower? Been there, done that. A walking tour of Victorian architecture? Yes, but Rick Steves covered that ad nauseum. A taste of Vienna? Yesterday’s leftovers. No, to truly experience Europe and all its varied sights, sounds, and smells, look no farther than the ground […]

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