Enderby offering up tour

The city will host a guided tour of the waste water treatment plant May 23

Enderby residents can get a better understanding of how critical public utilities operate.

The city will host a guided tour of the waste water treatment plant May 23 from 10 to 10:45 a.m., with  participants meeting at the public works building at 2308 McGowan St.

There will also be an open house at the water treatment facility, 700 Railway St. from 11 a.m. to noon.

“Participants will see how water is collected, treated and distributed throughout the community as well as the process it undergoes once it has gone down the drain and entered the city’s sanitary sewer system,” said Kurt Inglis, assistant corporate officer.

“Both events are open to the public and participants will be provided with food, refreshments and water conservation themed gifts.”

The city is also partnering with M.V. Beattie Elementary School for Drinking Water Week to provide a water conservation art contest. Winners from each grade will receive prizes.