South Oxfordshire residents feeling flush are invited to take a behind the scenes tour at Didcot sewage works.
Thames Water will open up its facilities to the public later this month and although visitors are unlikely to come up smelling of roses, the water treatment plant will offer a rare glimpse behind the scenes.
The fascinating although somewhat fragrant open day will take place on Saturday April 28 from 10am until midday.
Visitors will see how Thames Water transforms Didcot’s sewage into clean river water during a tour of the site, which treats waste water from around 37,000 people in and around the town.
Visitors will see how solid matter is filtered out of waste water and learn how unflushable items such as wipes clog machinery and block pipes.
Deena McKinney, who will lead the tour, said: “When we hold open days we always find they’re really popular as people are fascinated by what we do with all the waste water that leaves their homes.
“They’re also amazed just how big an impact the things they pour and flush away have on our equipment and the environment.
“Young people in particular love the yuk factor that inevitably is associated with sewage.”
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