For people who have always wanted to know how Fort Wayne’s sewage treatment process works, City Utilities is offering free, guided tours of the Water Pollution Control (sewage treatment) Plant on July 31, from 9-11 a.m. Visitors will see how the plant operates, visit the award-winning testing laboratory and view its high powered microscope, and learn about the importance of the plant for our health and safety. The tour will involve walking on several surfaces, including gravel, and attendees should not wear open-toe shoes or flip-flops.
Named the P. L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant, the facility provides sewage treatment for more than 315,000 area residents in Fort Wayne, New Haven, Leo-Cedarville, Maysville, Grabill, Zanesville, Arcola and many homes and businesses in unincorporated areas of Allen County. Currently, the plant has the capacity to treat 100 million gallons of sewage per day. Last year, the plant treated nearly 17 billion gallons of sewage for the year. The plant has been serving the community since 1940.