Public can tour city’s water pollution control plant Saturday

Free tours of the city's water pollution control plant. will be available Saturday. ( file photo)

The city will offer free guided tours of its P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Visitors can park across the street at 2601 Dwenger Ave. to join the tours and learn how the plant operates, including visiting the lab, viewing its high powered microscope, and learning how the plant generates power from waste. In 2018 the plant was recognized for energy generation and recovery with the Utility of the Future Today award.

The plant has grown tremendously since it began operating in 1940. Last year, the plant treated more than 17 billion gallons of sewage. The facility can treat 100 million gallons of sewage per day and serves more than 315,000 area residents in Fort Wayne, New Haven, Leo-Cedarville, Maysville, Grabill, Zanesville, Arcola and many homes and businesses in unincorporated areas of Allen County.