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
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.