Water treatment plant tour (Grade 5 tour)
Have you ever wondered, "What would our lives be like without water?"
Imagine if you were to wake up tomorrow morning and when you reach to turn on the water, nothing comes out – there's no water! How would you brush your teeth or flush the toilet? How would you cook breakfast or make your morning coffee? Now, think outside of your home. How would firefighters fight fires? How would surgeons and doctors clean the tools they need to help Edmontonians?
Water is essential and it's our job to make sure that water is clean and safe before we send it through thousands of kilometers of pipe to reach all of Edmonton's homes, fire hydrants and hospitals.
On this 90-minute tour of
our E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant
(3900 EL Smith Road), grade 5 students go on a walking tour of the plant to see the water treatment process in action. They'll also learn more about water treatment through a fun experiment where everyone has an opportunity to build their own water filter and treat a sample of dirty water.
There is no cost associated with this tour and presentation.
Participating classes need to provide their own transportation to and from the treatment plant, along with 1-2 volunteers/chaperones depending on the size of the class (maximum 30 students).
Request a tour for your class
If you would like more information about the tour and to sign up, please email us with the following information:
- Phone number
- School name
- School address