Can we tour the treatment facilities or labs?
Due to security concerns, our facilities and labs are not open to the public. However, The Aquiary shows students everything that is happening inside our Broad Run Water Reclamation Facility.
How much does it cost?
All Loudoun Water tours are free.
How many students can attend?
We can handle groups from 5-20 at a time. We are able to schedule tours over multiples times or days in order to accommodate larger groups or schools.
How long do visits last?
Each tour lasts between an hour and an hour and a half depending on questions. Tours can be scheduled during our regular business days Monday-Friday, as early as 9:00 a.m. and start as late as 3:30 p.m.
What age group is the tour geared towards?
Loudoun Water has hosted students ranging from elementary school aged to NOVA students studying Environmental Science and Biology.
We will do our best to tailor each tour to fit the needs of your group to ensure you receive the most benefit from your visit. Please alert us to your student's educational needs when booking a tour as we are able to cover a variety of topics.
What can we expect from the visit?
Students will be shown various exhibits and will hold conversations with a tour leader who is very familiar with the water and wastewater treatment processes.
Weather permitting, the tour will go outside to walk part or all of our interpretive trails where students will learn more about wetlands, the importance of conservation and what they can do to protect water resources.
Can you accommodate students with special educational needs?
Our staff members will do their best to accommodate all students who visit our facilities.
Our exhibits are handicapped accessible. If you need any assistance while on the premises, please alert our front desk.
Contact us at 571-291-7774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.