Water education tours & visits

Water education tour

We have a number of resources available to school teacher and students as well as community groups and residents in the region. This includes:

  1. Online resources
  2. Guided tours of some of our facilities
  3. Council staff available for face-to-face presentations and workshops
  4. Support services to teachers in developing water and waste related work units.

Guided tours

Free tours of the following facilities are available 

Water treatment plant - Mt Kynoch

This 60 minute walk-through will provide visitors an overview of the water treatment process for a city and allows time for questions. Visitors will get to see and interact with staff working at the facility. Closed footwear is required and a number of steps are required to be negotiated.

Sewerage treatment plant - Cranley

This 60 minute walk-through and/or bus tour will provide visitors an overview of the wastewater reclamation process for a city and allows time for questions. Visitors will get to see and interact with staff working at the facility. Closed footwear is required and a number of steps are required to be negotiated.

Cooby Dam

This 1 to 2 hour tour will provide visitors an overview of the water storage and pumping process for a city and allows time for questions. Visitors will get to view working equipment and walk along the dam wall. Closed footwear is required and a number of steps are required to be negotiated.

 

Tour booking guidelines

For all tours of water facilities

Information required when making a booking

For school groups it would be helpful if teacher-designed tasks could be provided for operators/educator prior to visit. 

 

Specific requirements apply to each site

Cooby Dam (only available as a guided tour)

Tours are available any morning from 9am (Mon–Fri).  Combined tours  (with Mt Kynoch and/or Wetalla) are ONLY available on Tuesday and Thursday

Water Treatment Plant (Mt Kynoch)

Tours are available on Tuesday or Thursday (1 hour tours from starting 9.30am; latest start 1.30 pm).

Water Reclamation Facility (Wetalla)

Tours are available on Tuesday or Thursday (1 hour tours starting from 9.30am; latest start 1.30 pm).

 

Booking an educator's visit

If your community group or school would like a visit from one of our Water and Waste educators, the following guidelines are designed to help you make a booking for a guest speaker to attend your meeting or visit your classroom. Our educators can speak on a range of topics related to water and waste management.

Topics might include:

Information required when making a booking

  • Date of proposed visit (provide at least 2 alternative dates).
  • Name of school or community group.
  • Location of school or meeting place of group (if requiring a visit).
  • Times preferred.
  • Contact’s details 
    • Name of contact person
    • Telephone number
    • E-mail address
    • Postal address
  • Year classification/age range of group.
  • Number of students and/or number of adults.
  • Study focus or interest focus of group (eg neighbourhood watch, seniors, gardening group). This can be refined in consultation with the Water and Waste Educator at the time of booking a visit.

For school groups it would be helpful if teacher-designed tasks could be provided for the educator/s prior to their visit.

 

Contact details

Call 131 872 and ask for the Water and Waste Education section. 

Last Updated: Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:17