Fukuyama City Sludge Treatment Center


Fukuyama City Sludge Treatment Centerの写真

The Fukuyama City Sludge Treatment Center is a facility for purifying human waste and septic tank sludge produced by households by using microorganisms to create clean water. This key facility, which began operations in April 2013, has a processing capacity of 200kl per day and can process approximately 60% of the human waste and septic waste sludge produced by Fukuyama City. The collected sludge is reborn as combustion improvers, which help in the incineration of garbage at incineration plants. The tour of this facility consists of seeing and feeling first-hand how water is transformed. Visitors will see and feel water samples from each step of the process as well as hear explanations regarding how household waste and septic tank sludge are converted into discharged liquid waste.

Tour information

Facility name
Fukuyama City Sludge Treatment Center 
For tour inquiries, please contact
084-954-2619(Fukuyama City Economic and Environmental Affairs Bureau, Environmental Department, Environment Development Division)) 
Telephone number
Email address
Tour capacity
Tours available for groups of up to 45 people. *For groups over 45 people, please contact the facility* Tours are available for individuals 
Available tour days/times
Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 16:00 (last tour at 15:00) / Tours are unavailable on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and the New Year’s holiday period 
Available parking
3 spaces for large buses / 10 spaces for passenger cars / 3 spaces for handicapped parking for passenger cars 
Tour duration / Typical tour course
30 minutes to 1 hour • DVD viewing (15 min) • Explanation of facility (15 min) • Viewing of facility via the viewing hall and windows (20 min) • Q&A (10 min) 
Reservation information
Reservations are required / Reserve your desired tour date by 4 weeks in advance by telephone. 
Reservations accepted
9:00 to 17:00 (weekdays only) *Please inquire with the Environment Development Division 
Other / Notes
Since a tour of this facility will involve climbing stairs and walking around the facilities, comfortable clothing and shoes are suggested.