Trowbridge education centre

Trowbridge education centre


Discover how sewage is treated and returned safely to the environment at our Trowbridge education centre.

Things to do

  • Learn about the weird things that end up in our sewers
  • Find out how the living micro-organisms are used to clean sewage
  • Discover how we turn sludge into renewable energy

We’ve just upgraded Trowbridge water recycling centre (sewage treatment works) ready for your visit!

When you do visit you will discover how sewage is treated and returned safely to the environment.

You can learn how we are part of the natural water cycle and explore the challenges the climate change has on both water and sewage treatment.

Plus you can find out how things put into our sewers including non-biodegradable items, fats and oils can have an impact on our works and the environment too.

With the help of a powerful microscope and projector, you can view and learn about the living micro-organisms used in sewage treatment

You can also find out how a recent upgrade to the treatment works means we can now convert sludge into biogas that can be used to generate renewable energy.

How to book Trowbridge

A visit to Trowbridge is free to schools.  

Visits to Trowbridge are suitable for pupils in year four and above. If it’s not possible to arrange a site visit, Gillian or one of our education advisers could visit your school. 

Book a visit

Facilities at Trowbridge

These include: 

  • A fully equipped classroom for up to 35 pupils
  • Literature to use during the visit plus information boards
  • Water recycling centre
  • Class microscope linked to a screen
  • Television, video and internet access
  • Toilets with disabled access

How to find Trowbridge

Bradford Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Postcode: BA14 9AX

Directions: Leave Trowbridge on A363 Bradford Road towards Bath. Entrance is via an access track just outside the 30mph zone on the right, opposite the Moonraker Hotel.

Trowbridge education centre

Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9AX