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Working River Tour: Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant 2400 Childs Road Saint Paul, MN, 55106 United States (map)

Did you know that our city's wastewater goes back in to the Mississippi River?

Learn how it is first safely treated before returning to the environment at this unique tour of the award winning Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant, located on the Mississippi River in St. Paul.

Whenever someone takes a shower, flushes a toilet, or runs the washing machine, the resulting wastewater is carried through a pipe off the property into a municipal sanitary sewer pipe. That pipe, in turn, is connected to a regional sewer interceptor, and finally to the wastewater treatment plant.

The Metro Plant is the largest wastewater treatment facility in Minnesota. It treats an average of 172 million gallons of wastewater per day, serving 66 communities of a combined 1.8 million people.

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