Guided tours

Learn how we deliver some of Australia’s best water and treat your sewage! 

Icon Water offers free guided tours for you to learn about our amazing journey through the ACT’s water and sewerage assets, our water supply and treatment processes.

Cotter Dam Discovery Trail

The Cotter Dam Discovery Trail is a 1.4km trail* along the beautiful Cotter River to see the awe-inspiring Cotter Dam from an amphitheatre style viewing platform. This tour will teach you about Canberra’s water history and supply network, local environment, the complex engineering involved with the Enlarged Cotter Dam Project, as well as the Indigenous and European heritage in the area.  

Maximum 50 participants per tour. Tours are approx. 50 mins. Suitable for primary (Grades 1-6), secondary and tertiary groups.

* The trail is stroller friendly and is also suitable for wheelchair assisted access.

Mount Stromlo Water Treatment Plant

  

 

Mount Stromlo Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is located at the top of scenic Mount Stromlo. The plant can treat up to 250 million litres a day of raw water which is gravity fed from Bendora Dam or pumped from the Cotter Dam in the pristine Cotter catchment.

This tour will teach you about Canberra’s water supply and how we treat and deliver some of Australia’s best water. Maximum 30 participants per tour. Tours are approx. 50 mins. Suitable for secondary and tertiary students.

Googong Dam and Googong Water Treatment Plant