Tour Our Facility

The Fond du Lac Regional Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Facility offers tours of its wastewater treatment facility by appointment. Hundreds of people tour our facility annually to find out what happens “after you flush”. The polluted wastewater that enters the plant is cleaned and returned to Lake Winnebago cleaner than the lake water itself.

Visitors will see the various ways pollutants are removed from wastewater, replicating nature’s own processes, but in a much-condensed time frame. They will also see how wastewater solids are processed so that they can be beneficially re-used, and how energy is recovered along the way to power the Fond du Lac Regional Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Facility.

The safety and security of our visitors and our employees is of utmost concern. All visitors are expected to abide by our safety instructions and policies.

General Information

Tours are free and can be tailored to school groups, civic groups, or professional organizations. We can accommodate up to 30 people on a tour. Tour guides are the employees who operate and manage the plant. They provide a thorough, step-by-step explanation of wastewater treatment.

Tours are offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tours last approximately 1½ hours and include considerable walking and stair climbing. Visitors will spend about half of their time indoors and half outdoors, so appropriate dress for the weather is recommended.

Scheduling a Plant Tour

Group tours, suitable for adults and students in grades 6 and above are available. For students below grade 6, our Plant Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent would be happy to visit your school and give an age-appropriate presentation on our facility and the wastewater process. (See School Presentations below for more information on this)

To schedule a tour, please contact Assistant Superintendent Alex Kraus, using the form below. Scheduling your tour at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance is recommended. Please provide the following information:

Plant Tour Participant Guidelines

Wear closed-toe shoes; no heels; no flip-flops or sandals. You will be touring an industrial site. Dress for the weather; the majority of the tour is outside. No smoking, eating or drinking during the tour. This site has biological hazards. Restrooms will be available at the beginning and end of the tour only.