Carson City Plant Tour - $30

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

The Carson City Water Resource Recovery Facility (CCWRRF) encompasses an area of approximately 133 square miles and treats 4.5 million gallons of domestic and industrial wastewater from approximately 55,000 residents. The reclamation plant has been 100% reuse since the early 1980s and is authorized by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) for application of treated effluent on various lands for irrigation purposes. In 2017, CCWRRF upgraded their secondary treatment process from trickling filters and aerated ponds to new EBPR bioreactors. Major work in the plant included the construction of two bioreactor tanks, a secondary clarifier, cleaning and installation of new mixing systems in three existing digester tanks, and a complete overhaul of the instrumentation, electrical systems and controls.

Switch Data Center Tour - $30

Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

The Switch Data Center is located in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and is the largest, most advance data center campus in the world. The 2,000 acre campus known as the Citadel Campus is surrounded by 20-foot-high solid concrete walls and is a technology fortress that is unsurpassed for security, reliability, connectivity, and energy sustainability. It is powered by 100% renewable energy and has an onsite water treatment system.

South Truckee Meadows Wastewater Recovery Facility - $30

Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Washoe County Community Services Department is responsible for sanitary sewer interceptor, wastewater treatment, biosolids management, and reclaimed water treatment and distribution services within the South Truckee Meadows region of Reno, Nevada. The South Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation (STMWRF) serves as a central and critical regional water resource recovery facility. STMWRF is permitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to treat up to 4.1 million gallons of wastewater per day (MGD).

Current influent flow is approximately 3.3 MGD. Liquid stream unit processes include: influent pumping; screening; flow splitting, metering; secondary treatment utilizing oxidation ditches and clarifiers; sand media filtration; hypochlorite disinfection; effluent pumping; and, reservoir storage. Waste solids are treated aerobically prior to dewatering and trucking to the regional Lockwood Landfill. STMWRF effluent is presently managed through a category A reclaimed water distribution system. Reclaimed water is stored seasonally in the Huffaker Hills Reservoir and delivered to over 300 customers through a distribution system network of transmission mains, pump stations, storage tanks, and distribution piping. Annual reclaimed water delivery is presently 3,000 acre-feet, and peak day demands can exceed 8 MGD.