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Tour of the Col. Francis G. Ward Pumping Station and Filtration Plant

  • 15 Nov 2018
  • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl Street, Buffalo, New York 14202


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

Tour of the Col. Francis G. Ward Pumping Station and Filtration Plant


Coming from the 190 South take the Porter Ave Exit and turn right and make a quick left onto DAR Drive.

Coming down Porter head west on Porter Ave crossing over the NY190. Once you get over the bridge you will make the first left hand turn onto DAR Drive.

After making the left turn onto DAR Drive. Proceed about 250 yards and you will come to the driveway entrance for the Centennial Pool parking lot on the left side.

Park Vehicles in the pools parking lot and use the pedestrian walk to cross DAR Drive and enter the Colonel Ward Pumping station through the rear gate.

For Security reasons NO PRIVATE VEHICLES will be allowed inside the plant gates. All vehicles must to be parked at the pool or on DAR drive.

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Since 1915, the Pumping Station has drawn water from Lake Erie through the streets of Buffalo.  This is a unique opportunity to see the original 60-foot tall, 1,200 horsepower steam engine pumps alongside the more modern electric pump system, as well as the filtration and treatment process necessary to make the lake water drinkable.

We will be holding up to 2 tours of the plant.  The full plant tour begins at 4:00pm with the historical tour beginning at 5:00 pm.  Both tours will end at 5:30 pm.

The dinner will be held at the Pearl Street Grill located at 76 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. 

Social Hour/Cash Bar @ 5:45 PM 

Buffet Style Dinner @ 7:00 PM

1.0 PDH credit available (for the tour only) for an additional cost of $10 (approval pending). 

Meeting Announcement

 Reservations due no later than Friday, November 9, 2018

(No cancellations accepted after this date)

          Appreciation to A&WMA-NFS Corporate Sponsors:

Allied Environmental Services

Alpha Analytical

Benchmark Environmental Engineering & Science



Golder Associates 

Hodgson Russ

Iyer Environmental Group

The Knoer Group

Modern Corporation

Nature's Way Environmental

OXY Chem


SJB Services /

Empire Geo Services

Stohl Environmental

Sumitomo Rubber USA





Watts Architecture & Engineering 


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