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What happens after you flush? St Leonard’s Wastewater Treatment Works

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St Leonards Wastewater Treatment Works

St Leonards

Launceston

PL15 9QR

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Ever wondered what happens after you flush your toilet? Join us at St Leonard’s Launceston Wastewater Treatment Works

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Built in 1898, St Leonard's has been operating for over 120 years and provides full biological sewage treatment for Launceston and surrounding areas.

Visitors will be shown the various stages of the treatment process, including preliminary treatment to remove screenings and grit, the biological process where naturally occurring organisms break down the organic material and finally the filtration process through two filter beds

The guided tours, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 17-19 September, are run as part of National Trust’s Heritage Open Days, a celebration of local culture and heritage across the UK, opening the doors to sites and events normally unavailable to the public.

Visitors will gain behind-the-scenes access and witness and learn about the full treatment process, while knowledgeable site staff will be on hand to answer questions.

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Members of the public are invited to attend guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 17-19 September at 9am and 12pm, with each tour due to last about 90 minutes.

While free, booking via Eventbrite is essential as places are limited.

Safety equipment will be provided but please be aware that sensible footwear is required. Please note, this event is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

For further information, please contact Steve Lowrie on slowrie@pennon-group.co.uk or call 01392 443421.

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