You may request an on-site guided tour of the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility via our website. All Blue Plains tour inquiries are handled electronically, via this link:

Please note that while DC Water makes every effort to accommodate tour requests, the Authority cannot guarantee specific dates for tours.  Tours are also subject to staff availability and may be canceled, possibly on short notice, at the Authority’s discretion should operational needs force a change.

Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility
5000 Overlook Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20032


To tour our Bryant Street Pumping Station located at 301 Bryant Street NW, the contact is Anthony Nelson at or call (202) 787-2201.

Bryant Street Pumping Station
300 Bryant Steeet, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Hours of Operation    

School Groups – Wednesdays at 10am

Other Interested parties – Thursdays at 10 am


Tours last approximately 60-90 minutes.

Group Size

up to 25 guests at one time


Transportation will be provided for groups of up to 12.

School Groups

Students in grades 6 to 11 (ages 12 – 16) are allowed on the plant, but will not be permitted to exit the vehicle.

High school seniors (12th grade, 17 years and older) will be permitted to exit the vehicle on the plant, at the tour guide's discretion.


Questions or concerns? Email