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Take an adult field trip with SAWS

The Rain to Drain Experience is for those who want to learn more about how we get our tap water in the Alamo City.

Edwards Aquifer

Take a trip with SAWS and learn about the Edwards Aquifer.

Image courtesy of the Edwards Aquifer Authority

This isn’t the “Magic School Bus” but it’s the closest option we have in the Alamo City. Seat belts everyone as we cruise down main street and inform you about this adult-only field trip opportunity coming from the San Antonio Water System (SAWS).

Field trip fun

The Rain to Drain experience gives Bexar County residents 18+ the chance to explore places not often seen by the general public for a full day. We’re talking visits to the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Cave, experience the inner workings of a SAWS water production facility, and tour a water recycling center.

Don’t miss: The next open session is on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What is there to learn?

Do you remember the fun those field trip excursions were in elementary school? Maybe you visited the Alamo, a museum, or even Sea World with the goal of gaining first-hand knowledge.

The same thinking applies to the Rain to Drain experience. Here you’ll be able to grow your understanding of how SAWS ensures safe + reliable drinking water for 1.4 million San Antonians, see where water goes “after the flush,” and learn about our natural water supplier — the Edwards Aquifer.

Know before you go

Sound like your kind of flow? Here’s what to know before signing up:

  • Registration is required (max of 30 guests per date)
  • Walking requirement of less than .5 miles on uneven pathways
  • Provided charter transportation to all locations
  • Free breakfast + lunch
  • Bring a reusable water bottle

The best part? It is completely free. Sign up today.