Virtual Tours

Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant Virtual Tour is more than a guided virtual tour; it’s a chance to explore a treatment facility like no other in the St. Louis area.  Take a stroll around the campus, check out every building (inside and out), and learn about the process from the men and women who help clean 11,315,000,00 gallons of wastewater each year.

You’ll start with a high-level view of the plant.  From there, you can choose to start your journey in the Pre-Treatment area, the Primary Treatment area, the Secondary Treatment area, or the Solids Handling area.  Look for the dots when you land in a space.  They’ll help guide you through the processes in order.  Or start wherever you want and carve your own path.  Explore!

Green dots will take you to the next step in the process or inside of a building.  Red dots will take you back in the process or out of a building you’ve entered.  Blue dots contain information about what you’re seeing.  Purple dots are brief videos about the process you’re looking at.  If you get turned around or lost, just click or tap the icons in the lower left-hand corner to change your view of the plant.

Just click the video below and it will launch you into the tour!

Things to Look for During Your MO River WWTP Tour

  • The Peak Flow Basins, which can store 30 million gallons of wastewater if the plant is inundated.
  • The Bald Eagle nest
  • The hidden tunnel that runs underneath the campus
  • The digestion tanks, which mimic stomach biology to break down “solids”
  • The methane engines that turn methane gas from wastewater to help power the plant

Lower Meramec Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Lower Meramec Wastewater Treatment Plant sits on 200 acres of land, where the Meramec and Mississippi Rivers meet in South St. Louis County. The plant is owned and operated by MSD.

Waste travels from homes and businesses throughout the community through tunnels and pipes hundreds of feet below ground to the plant, which treats an average of 15 million gallons of wastewater per day.

Now, for the first time, virtual technology gives you a close up, 360-degree look in and around our plant from the comfort of your computer. You can walk around and explore on your own, using the circles on the floor to explore each space.

The video below details the tour process and is your tool to get started.