Saltford education centre

Saltford education centre

Bristol

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).

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

These include:

  • 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
  • Toilets

How to find Saltford

Mead Lane, Saltford

Sat nav: 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

Saltford education centre

Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3ER