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Charlotte County Utilities offering tours of water treatment facilities

Posted: 9:33 AM, Dec 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-06 09:33:28-05
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Ever wanted to see how water and wastewater are treated? Charlotte County has you covered.

The Charlotte County Utilities Department is offering tours of three facilities to give citizens a behind-the-scenes look at the process involved in providing water and wastewater treatment and reclamation services to the community.

Tour dates are as follows (subject to change):

Thursday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Rotonda Water Reclamation Facility

3740 Kendall Road, Rotonda West, FL 33946

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Burnt Store Water Treatment and Reclamation Facility

17430 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., West Port Water Reclamation Facility

15005 Cattle Dock Point Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33981

Thursday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Rotonda Water Reclamation Facility

3740 Kendall Road, Rotonda West, FL 33946

Tuesday, March 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Burnt Store Water Treatment and Reclamation Facility

17430 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Wednesday, April 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., West Port Water Reclamation Facility

15005 Cattle Dock Point Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33981

Visitors will learn about the water reclamation process, observe treatment plant operators in action and learn about the transport, processing and disposal of biosolids. Attendees visiting the Burnt Store facility will be able to view the operations of both a water treatment plant (reverse osmosis) as well as a water reclamation facility.

Tour capacity is limited and seats must be reserved in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour guests are asked to wear closed-toed shoes, casual attire, and be prepared for participation in a walking tour that is mostly outdoors on uneven pathways and up and down stairs. If a minimum number of attendees do not register, the tour will be postponed.

You can email Caroline.Wannall@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or call 941-764-4304 to request a reservation.