Tours and Speakers

The water is fine — once we’re finished with it! 

Aren’t you curious about what happens after you flush?  You may be surprised to learn the science behind cleaning the water before we return it to our streams. 

Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) is a vital community asset for Johnson County and the environment.  We operate and maintain: 

More than 5,500 above ground assets at six wastewater treatment facilities and 30 pump stations. 

Underground assets that cover a lot of territory with more than 2,200 miles of pipe and 55,000 manholes with an estimated replacement value of $1.7 billion. 

The wastewater treatment processes that use a complex mix of microbiological, chemical and mechanical processes. 

Intrigued?  Come hear from our experts and tour a wastewater treatment facility.  JCW team members who operate and maintain these vital facilities will show you how we clean used water.  Please note:  

  • Contact Us to Request a Tour.  Use the "Treatment Plant Tour" from the "Reason for inquiry" list. Please make your tour request with as much advanced notice as possible. 
  • Facility Tour Release of Liability Form must be completed before your tour. 
  • Plants are located throughout Johnson County and we’ll work with you to choose a location for your tour. 
  • Tours are free and generally last 60 to 90 minutes. 
  • Groups of five or more are preferred.  Groups of more than 20 may be split into two groups. 
  • There is no minimum age for participants, but groups with several young children will need more adults to help supervise them. 
  • Participants should wear appropriate footwear: closed-toe shoes with flat heels. 

Wastewater staff members are also available to visit your location to discuss the wastewater treatment process and other related topics.  Contact Us to Request a Speaker and use the "Treatment Plant Tour" from the "Reason for inquiry" list.