School Excursions and Incursions

Tours are available for schools and universities to a number of our facilities. Our tours will allow you to learn more about Westernport Water’s water supply and sewerage treatment processes. Our interactive and educational classroom incursions allow students to learn about a range of water topics, including the water cycle, water supply, recycled water and water conservation.

School Excursions

We have two types of tours available to schools and universities where students can learn about everything from the local water supply and drinking water catchment to sewage and recycled water treatment.

Choose Tap Tour

Gives students from grade 3 to year 8 an appreciation for their local tap water and is suitable for learning about the water cycle, catchments, drinking water and the environment. The tour of Candowie Reservoir and treatment plant incorporates the reservoir, dam wall, spillway and outlet tower plus a walk through the plant to see how our drinking water is produced. The tour is both indoor and outdoor and takes around 1 hour and we can cater for a maximum of 30 students at one time.

Getting there

215 Almurta-Glen Forbes Road, Almurta VIC 3979

Down the Drain to use again tour

Visits the recycled water treatment plant that treats all the sewage from the Phillip Island and San Remo area, and produces recycled water and biosolids that is reused in the community. The tour takes around 45minutes, and includes a walk around the plant to see the sewage treatment process, recycled water treatment, production of biosolids as well as a short trip to Pyramid Rock to see the ocean outfall. This tour is suitable for learning about water conservation the environment and sustainability.

Getting there

261 Pyramid Rock Road, Cowes VIC 3922

Things to know

  • Our tours are provided free of charge to schools in our service region.
  • Schools must organise their own transport to and from all sites.

To request a booking or make an enquiry please fill out the online enquiry form or email: communications@westernportwater.com.au to determine availability and discuss your options

School Incursions

Westernport Water can put together presentations and water education kits full of fun activities relevant for schools in our area on issues such as the water cycle, water supply, water quality and water conservation.
Our most popular classroom incursion ‘Down the drain to use again’ allows students to learn about the different types of water in the community, including drinking water, recycled water and storm water. The activity is full of fun and can be tailored to your school’s needs and targets students from prep to grade four.

For more information please contact us on 03 5956 4100 or Email: communications@westernportwater.com.au
You can also fill out the below online enquiry form

Tours Enquiry Form

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