Dive Into Wastewater Treatment
The South Fort Collins Sanitation District treats the water that comes out of customer’s taps and runs down their drains 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the purpose of producing the highest quality reclaimed water possible. Water reclamation is an important service but often has some confusion surrounding it. Our hope is to help kids learn more about the wastewater treatment process and how they can make simple changes in their lives to support our natural areas. The resources below can be used by anyone to learn more about what constitutes wastewater, how it is treated and where it goes from there. We hope you find it interesting to learn about the journey of your water once it heads down the drain!
Activities for Grade School Students
Bring stages of the wastewater treatment process to life with these coloring pages.
Weave your way around clogs to help the wastewater reach the water reclamation facility.
Learn about our treatment process and put your eyes to the test with this word search.
Activities for Middle School Students
Advanced Word Search
Discover where wastewater comes and explore our treatment process as you search for key words.
Build Your Own Treatment Plant
Follow the instructions from TeachEngineering.org to create your own mini water treatment plant and see what contaminants you can remove.
Activities for All Ages
Infrastructure Scavenger Hunt
Explore your home to find out how everyday items relate to the wastewater treatment process.
Flushable Or Not Experiment
Put everyday items to the flush test in this experiment courtesy of JEA.
Resources for Educators
For educators interested in incorporating wastewater treatment into their curriculum we have complied a variety of resources pertaining to wastewater treatment including lessons plans and videos.