Things to do
Discover more about the creatures that live by the River Avon
Find out how waste water is treated before it’s returned to the environment
Learn about the impact climate change has on water and waste treatment
You’ll get an insight into how we treat waste water and return it safely to the environment if you visit Bath’s main
water recycling centre (sewage treatment centre).
Plus you’ll also discover how things put into our sewers including non-biodegradable items, fats and oils can have
an impact on our works and the environment too.
Close to the River Avon, Saltford is an ideal place to find out about the wildlife and habitats and how creatures
adapt to their environments.
The role water companies play in the natural water cycle and the challenges posed by climate change to water and
sewage treatment can also be included in any school visit to Saltford.
How to book a visit
A visit to Saltford is free to schools.
Visits to Saltford are suitable for pupils in year four and above. If it’s not possible to ar-range a site visit,
Gillian or one of our education advisers could visit your school. Find out how to book a school visit.
Book a visit
Facilities at Saltford
Fully equipped classroom seating up to 35 pupils
Literature to use during the visit, such as worksheets
Water recycling centre
Television, video and internet access
How to find Saltford
Mead Lane, Saltford
Postcode: BS31 3ER
Directions: From Bath A4 road towards Bristol, down short dual carriageway to Globe pub rounda-bout.
Take the third exit towards Bristol. Pass used car garage on the left hand side and take the first right at the
bottom of the hill, down a small narrow lane parallel to the river. Continue to the end of the road and turn right
by The Bird in Hand public house. Follow the road under the railway bridge, along the river. Bear left at Shepherds
boatyard and past the Jolly Sailor pub on the right. The water recycling centre is ahead with blue auto-matic
security gates at the entrance