Do you know how we're able to provide our great education programs and tours for free to students and community members? We are funded by an Aquifer Protection Area (APA) fee. This is a voter-approved fee which goes toward many projects and initiatives that protect the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer - the same aquifer that supplies drinking water to most residents in the greater Spokane area. This fee will be coming up for renewal in 2024. For more information about the fee, please visit the APA page.
If you are a teacher or parent wishing to bring a group of students, please visit our Field Trips page. 6th grade is the youngest grade allowed to do the walking tour around the facility (community/family tours excluded) and a minimum of 10 people is required.
TOURS by Appointment
Outside of all of the tours we provide to 6th grade through college classes, seeing the Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility is interesting for a variety of people/reasons:
Civic groups who actively work to know their community better
Youth groups like Girl/Boy Scouts that are earning badges related to water resources (and we can add a hands-on activity!)
Environmental groups wanting to understand how our treatment process
Community Centers arranging area field trips
Neighborhood councils/families choosing to explore their community
Conference groups looking for excursions outside of the convention center walls
Get your group organized and come learn how the County’s water reclamation facility turns wastewater into three (3) valuable resources!
IMPORTANT: COVID-19 restrictions will apply to tour groups. Depending on your tour date, those restrictions - including number of people allowed and PPE precautions - will be enforced.
A typical tour begins inside the adjacent Water Resource Center (WRC) for a live-narrated video and discussion about the water reclamation process and the facility’s impact on river and drinking water quality. Then we move outdoors for the exterior walking tour (pending weather).
The entire tour is approximately 90 minutes - half is inside the WRC and sitting; half is outside on flat, wheelchair accessible pavement.