Where water goes to be treated: Missoula tour
March 06, 2013
(Missoula, MT.) - The Clark Fork Coalition and the City of Missoula are offering a free tour of the
Missoula’s Wastewater Treatment Facility as part of the Coalition’s monthly ‘Walk & Talk’ series on
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 12-1pm. Participants will have the chance to take a tour of the
entire facility, and will see first-hand how more then six million tons of wastewater is treated and
cleaned on a daily basis before being returned to the Clark Fork River.
Gene Connell, Treatment Supervisor, will lead the tour of the state-of-the-art facility, demonstrate
how wastewater is treated and eventually released back into the river, explain how the plant
recycles organic waste as compost and fuel gas, and answer questions from participants.
This tour is free and open to the public. Participants should meet at the Wastewater Treatment
Plant on Clark Fork Dr., located just behind the Walmart off of Reserve Street. Visit
www.clarkfork.org for directions and more information about this event.
The Coalition’s Water Treatment Tour and Walk & Talk is being held in conjunction with National
Groundwater Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Groundwater Association (NGWA).
This week-long annual event takes place from March 10-16, and is designed to help raise
awareness of the value of groundwater, its role in our lives, and the importance of groundwater
stewardship, protection and conservation.
The Clark Fork Coalition monthly Walks and Talks series are designed to keep citizens up to speed
on hot topics in the Clark Fork Watershed. For more information on the Walks & Talks series,
please visit www.clarkfork.org.