Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours

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Tour Safety Tour Forms and Online Request


In an effort to reduce potential exposure of our plant staff to the COVID19 virus, Raleigh Water is temporarily suspending public tours of all water and wastewater treatment facilities.  Please check back on this page for updates on this policy.  

Tour Safety

The plants are functioning industrial sites operating 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  Sturdy closed shoes,  socks and long pants are required for both your safety and comfort.  No flip-flops, sandals, clogs, open toed shoes, shorts, or skirts are allowed.  Details are covered in the Tour Guidelines.

Please be advised that due to security issues, we reserve the right to refuse anyone from taking part in a tour.  We also reserve the right to cancel tours in the event of a plant or City emergency or inclement weather.

While some tours involve quite a bit of walking, climbing stairs, in tight hallways and tunnels, we can change the route to accommodate wheel chairs, canes, and walkers.

Tour Forms and Online Request

Thank you for your interest in touring the City of Raleigh's water or wastewater treatment plants.  Please allow two weeks advance notice of your requested tour date to accommodate plant staff notification and proper scheduling at our facilities. We look forward to providing you with an interesting, informative and worthwhile experience.  

  1. Review Plant Tour Guidelines
  2. Complete Plant Tour Online Request (this form is unavailable at this time due to the COVID-19 related restrictions at our treatment facilities)
  3. Day of the tour - Bring completed Release of Liability Forms from all attendees (required)



Edward Buchan




Lead Department:
Service Categories:
Water Treatment