Tour Our Water Treatment Plant

We are providing a limited number of pre-scheduled tours of the Water Treatment Plant due to COVID-19. To inquire about tours, please contact us.

Detention basins inside the water treatment plant

Touring the Aspinwall Water Treatment Plant is a unique experience for a school field trip, a research project, or an educational outing. You will learn about the source of your drinking water, the treatment process, and how it's distributed to taps throughout Pittsburgh. 

What to Know

  • Tours are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM
  • Visitors must be at least 13 years old
  • Visitors (or their legal guardian) must sign a waiver before the tour
  • Those touring the Water Treatment Plant must wear sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Since the walking tour is mostly outside, dress appropriately for the weather (winter coat, raincoat, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.) 
  • Tours are given rain or shine, unless severe weather occurs
  • Attendees will walk over one mile (on flat ground) and climb several sets of stairs during the tour


Aspinwall Water Treatment Plant
900 Freeport Road*
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
*make sure not to confuse with Freeport Rd. Brackenridge, PA 15104

Treatment Plant is across from Waterworks Plaza in Aspinwall.


Tour Guidelines and Waiver


We are not currently providing tours of the Water Treatment Plant due to COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of the public, they will be suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding during this unique time. 

If you have questions, please contact Diana Szuch, Water Production Administrator at 412-255-8800 ext. 2127 or

Water Treatment Plant Tour Request Form

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