SD1’s award-winning Eastern Regional Water Reclamation Facility became operational in 2007. This southern Campbell County, Kentucky plant can treat up to four million gallons a day (mgd) of industrial, commercial and residential wastewater, which makes it the smallest of SD1’s three regional treatment plants currently in operation. Eastern utilizes state-of-the-art technology that allows it to function with a small but dedicated staff, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
See how million gallons of wastewater are treated every day as you explore this facility!
SD1 can accommodate up to 60 visitors per tour session. All middle/high school students and adults are welcome! The tour lasts approximately one hour. Part of the tour is outside, so visitors should dress accordingly.
To schedule a tour, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and include the following:
- Requested date(s)
- Requested time(s)
- Number of participants
- Age of participants (if under 18)
- Does anyone in the group have special needs that we can provide accommodations for?
Ultraviolet Light Disinfection
Using ultraviolet light to disinfect Eastern’s effluent is a state-of-the-art development. In older plants, like SD1’s Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, effluent is treated with sodium hypochlorite and then must be treated again to neutralize the chlorine. In one simple step, Eastern disinfects without the use of more chemicals.
Historically, unpleasant odors have been associated with wastewater treatment, but Eastern’s state-of-the-art biofilters eliminate virtually all odor and hazardous gas. These biofilters use the naturally-occurring bacteria found in organic materials, filtering influent and solids gases through the organic material and allowing the bacteria to consume the odor-causing matter.
Eastern Regional Water Reclamation Facility
859-578-7450, Option 5
8880 East Main Street
Alexandria, KY 41001