Do not waste the chance to see what happens after flushing

Don't waste the chance to see what happens after flushing

It might not sound the most enticing way to spend a Saturday, but there is a rare chance to discover what happens when a city flushes its toilets.

As part of Bristol Open Doors in the city, Bristol Bioresources and Renewable Energy Park in Avonmouth will be welcoming visitors of all ages on Saturday (14 September) to see how their loo waste is treated and even transformed into energy and fertilisers.

The site in Kings Weston Lane is home to Wessex Water’s renewable energy company GENeco, which powers Bristol homes with biomethane produced from sewage and other waste.

Bob Porter, head of GENeco operations, said: “Families and children in particular are fascinated to learn where their waste goes and what happens to it.

“Previous open days here have been very popular so it’s great to have a chance to show how much hard work and innovation goes on.

“Visitors will get a complete guided tour of the works, from the inlets and treatment procedures through to the control rooms and generators. And I promise you won’t need nose pegs!”

Wessex Water’s education team will be on hand with information and advice on what not to flush, helping you avoid a blocked drain at home.

The park will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and guided tours run throughout the day, lasting around an hour and a half. No booking is required – simply turn up on the day.

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