September 11th, 2014 (Thursday)
Iowa American East River Water Treatment Facility Tour
Meet at the Facility East gate, the first right turn off of Mound Street, just South of River Drive, Davenport, IA. All adults will be asked to show a government issued photo identification upon sign in. Read the plant visitor procedures.
Parking is available at the public parking lot located at the NE corner of Mound and East River Drive in the Village of East Davenport (see aerial view in the link below).
Iowa American Site aerial view link
Tour will start promptly at either 4:30 PM or 6:00 PM, depending on your reservation time, and last about 1.5 hours. It will involve walking (0.5 mile), climbing three stories of stairs, and standing (90 minutes). Plus the walk to and from the parking lot, of course. Please take these physical requirements into consideration.
We will meet for ice cream at Lagomarcino’s in East Davenport following the tours at 7:45 PM. The Section will treat tour participants to either a hot fudge Sunday or an ice cream soda !!!
Due to security issues, all attendees must preregister. We must submit a list of attendees (and their tour times) to IAW by Tuesday morning. The each tour time is limited to a maximum of 20 people, so when we get that limit no additional Section member can be added. Nor can we add folk after the deadline, so get your reservations in early!
Ideally, we would like students to participate in the early tour.
Registrations are due to Rich Craddick by 3 PM on Monday, September 8th. No exceptions !!!
Email: Rich.Craddick@kentww.com or 563-264-4394
Iowa American Water's East River Station treatment facility is located on the bank of the Mississippi River in Davenport, about one mile upstream of Lock & Dam #15. The facility, which has been at its current location since about 1874, has received numerous multi-million dollar upgrades over the years. Iowa American Water utilizes conventional flocculation/sedimentation treatment processes as well as SuperPulsator technology and has a 30-million gallon daily capacity. On average, about 16 million gallons of water are delivered each day to customers in Bettendorf, Davenport, LeClaire, Panorama Park and Riverdale.