Come for the architecture, stay for the water and science
City offering free tours of water filtration plant
Ever wonder where your water comes from?
Want to see?
Beginning Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., the city is offering tours of the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant.
The walking tours come just a week after the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies honored City Utilities with the Platinum Award for Excellence in Utility Management — only 10 water utilities of the more than 150,000 in the country received that recognition.
Tours are free and the day’s final tour will begin at 5:30 p.m.
If you’ve never been inside the plant, located at 450 Baltes Ave., this your chance to check out the architecture of the Collegiate Gothic style facility which was built in 1933 and is used to treat and soften our water.
Judges with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies cited City Utilities’ consistent production of top quality water, continuous organizational improvement, staff training and development, process improvements for customer account management and billing, utility growth and financial responsibility.
City Utilities is the largest municipally-owned water and sewer provider in Indiana, serving more than 300,000 residents in Allen and adjacent county. It produces 11 billion gallons of drinking water and treats nearly 17 billion gallons of wastewater every year.
And now you can get a peak inside on how it’s done.