Guided tours

Icon Water have decided that it is in the best interest for the safety of our community and staff, to continue to postpone all external visitor and school tours to all Icon Water operational sites for 2021. As an essential service provider, Icon Water’s focus is to safeguard everyone from potential COVID–19 outbreaks. 

Tours to Stromlo Water Treatment Plant, Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre, Googong Water Treatment Plant and Cotter Pump Station sites will not be available until January 2022 until otherwise advised.

Cotter Dam Discovery Tours are available in Term One 2021 for small groups of 25 participants. Subject to COVID19 event controls and ACT Health guidelines.

In the meantime, we are running free online education programs and have provided materials, and videos to support ACT and Queanbeyan student engagement. Helping them to learn about our amazing journey through the ACT’s water and sewerage systems, water supply and treatment processes.

Education Sessions

Icon Water education program offers free online materials  and education sessions to help learn how we deliver some of Australia’s best water to your tap and treat the sewage from your home and school!

Term One bookings now open!

Download the Icon Water Education Program Newsletter Term One 2021.

Book a FREE digital education class session with the ACT water cycle model.
If your class is learning about water this term, we can help! Through our water cycle model and online presentation, students will explore and learn about the amazing journey of water in the ACT. 

Questions from Kids’
Does your class have a question about Canberra’s water or sewerage? \
You can now submit questions from your students to ask our fabulous operational and field-staff. Download the information fact sheet on how to get involved here. You can also book a free online session for your class in which we will answer your student’s questions.  You can also check out our website to watch our Questions from Kids videos at eduquestions

To book your session or for more information, contact the Community Engagement Officer email: or phone (02) 6248 3111(Option 3).

Teacher and Educator professional Learning Development Sessions 2021

Are you a teacher interested in learning about the journey of water in the ACT?  Register and come along to one of the following engaging workshops. 

1. SESSION 1 (ONLINE) Thursday 18 February,  4:30-5:15PM 
Digital learning workshops with the Urban Catchment Model

2. SESSION 2 5PM-6PM, Thursday 24 FEBRUARY 
Primary school teacher’s professional learning workshop _Cotter Dam Discovery Session at the Cotter Dam, Cotter Avenue.

3. SESSION 3 5PM-6PM, Wednesday 31 MARCH
Cotter Dam Discovery Tour for educators and friends ACT chapter, Australian Association for Environmental Education Tour.

Our workshops are suitable for local educators teaching students about water in Primary Years 2-6, Secondary Year 7-10, HASS, Geography and Science, Technology and STEM subjects.

For more information and to register for these FREE workshops, contact

Please note these events are subject to COVID19 event controls and ACT Health guidelines. Bookings are essential.