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Excursions

Central Highlands Water educational tours present an opportunity for first-hand experiences of water delivered by one of our water experts.

The tours are a powerful vehicle for learning about water concepts and issues within science, society and the environment.

 

TOUR ONE     Water in our Environment

Maximum students: 30
Location: Gong Gong Reservoir Park
Subject:

Catchment Health - Visit our Gong Gong Reservoir Park and learn that anything that happens in the areas upstream will have an impact on areas down stream.

Catchment Habitat and Water Trail - Learn about the importance of impacts on water quality in our local rivers & creeks.

Program: Bush walking, tree planting
Meeting point: Gong Gong Reservoir Park, Daylesford Road, Brown Hill.
More information: Suits primary school and lower secondary school students
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TOUR TWO    Where our Water Comes From

Maximum students: 20
Location: White Swan Reservoir
Subject:

Water Treatment Plant - Learn how the Central Highlands Water’s water treatment plant can produce 65 million litres per day of treated water for Ballarat and surrounding townships.

Program: Guided tour of the water treatment plant and reservoir embankment.
Meeting point: White Swan Reservoir, Clarks Road, Glen Park
More information: Aimed at VCE and tertiary students
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TOUR THREE             Where our Water Goes

Maximum students: 30
Location:

Ballarat South Treatment Plant

Subject:

Wastewater - Discover where it all goes and the mechanical and biological treatment needed before wastewater is safely released back into the environment.

Stormwater - Find out the difference between stormwater and wastewater and how our wetlands are a natural filter for the environment.

Program:

Guided tour of wastewater treatment plant and Bala Street Wetlands

Meeting point: Ballarat South Treatment Plant, Humffray Street South, Ballarat
More information: Aimed at tertiary students
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TOUR FOUR   Water Quality

Maximum students: 30
Location: Central Highlands Water Laboratory
Subject:

Central Highlands Water Laboratory - Meet our scientists and find out about what’s under the microscope. Learn why chemical and microbiological testing is so important.

How can you become a water watcher - Learn the about the Watchwatch program and the procedures for chemical testing.

Program: Tour of Central Highlands Water Laboratory
Meeting point: Central Highlands Water Main Office, Learmonth Rd, Wendouree.
More information: Aimed at VCE and tertiary students
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TOUR FIVE     Water in our Environment

Maximum students: 30
Location:

Kirks WaterWise Garden

Subject:

Hidden Water World - Check out our magnificent 2mx10m Hidden Water World mural and learn about the pipeline of people, pumps, tanks, valves, reservoirs, towers and treatment plants that work within the water cycle.

Living Water Trail - Frogs are very sensitive to changes in the environment. Follow the coloured frogs along the water trail and learn about the different things that affect the health of our waterways and how you can improve the water quality of this most precious resource.

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More information: Suits primary school and lower secondary school students
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