Public Invited to Tour WLSSD Wastewater Treatment Plan in Celebration of Lake Superior Day


For immediate release: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Contacts: Karen Anderson, Director of Community Relations


Sarah Lerohl, Environmental Program Coordinator

(218) 740-4787



Public Invited to Tour WLSSD Wastewater Treatment Plant

in Celebration of Lake Superior Day


Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) will host a free public tour of the wastewater treatment plant in Duluth on Thursday, July 14 beginning at 2 p.m. The 90-minute tour is being offered in conjunction with other local events to celebrate Lake Superior Day. Visitors must be 13 years old or older in order to participate.

Visitors on the wastewater treatment tour will have the opportunity to learn about the biological process that returns cleaned water to the St. Louis River (and ultimately to Lake Superior). The tour will allow visitors a first-hand look at the equipment used in operations.

Public parking for Thursday’s tours is available directly in front of WLSSD’s Administration Building at 27th Ave. W. and Courtland St., on the waterfront. All visitors are required to wear flat-soled, closed-toe shoes. The tours include stairs and indoor/outdoor settings and are moderately strenuous. Tours scheduled to begin promptly at 2 p.m. Interested visitors should call 218-722-3336 to make tour reservations.

Lake Superior Day is held annually on the third Sunday in July. A complete list of local Lake Superior Day events is available at

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District provides award-winning wastewater and solid waste services to residents, businesses and industries within its 500 square mile legislative service area in Southern St. Louis and northern Carlton counties, and is a nationally recognized leader in pollution prevention.