GEOLIDE : the innovative complex of waste water treatment in Marseille

13 & 15 March 2012 - Marseille, France

Géolide © Stéphane Lavoué


Géolide © Stéphane Lavoué


Communauté Urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole and SERAM (Société d’Exploitation du Réseau d’Assainissement de Marseille)

Description of the visit:

Marseille Geolide waste water purification plant, which can treat the waste water of 1,860,000 inhabitants, was brought into service in 1987 for the physico-chemical treatment, then in 2008 for the biological treatment, is the biggest underground waste water purification plant in the world. Every year, 86 Million cube metres of waste water coming from Marseille and 16 surrounding towns go through the site in order to be cleared of pollution, before being thrown out into the sea without any bad effect on the environment and the sea.

Answering the triple purpose: no visual, no olfactory and no resounding  nuisance, Geolide, settled in the center of Marseille, protects the quality of life of Marseille dwellers.

The pedagogic visit of Geolide will entitle you to discover Marseille waste water way, will inform you about the plant running and the water treatment before its return into the sea at Cortiou in the Mediterranean Sea.

A unique and fascinating travel inside the waste water cycle of Marseille!

The number of visits being limited, a previous registration is compulsory.
Register as soon as possible by using the link:

Programme of the visit:

Tuesday, 13th March and  Thursday, 15th March 2012.

Public: Individual Congress Members registered to FME only.

Address:  Geolide, 60 rue Raymond Teisseire, place Ganay, 13008 Marseille
                 Access: take gate A and Rabateau street then Tesseire Street. Reception at the Geode.
                 Parc Chanot-Géolide : 15 mn by foot.

Visit:   1h30

Visits schedule:  no more than 50 people for each visit (2 groups of 25 people)

Tuesday, 13th March:

  • 09:00 am,
  • 11:00 am,
  • 02:30 pm,
  • 04:00 pm.

Thursday, 15th March:

  • 09:00 am,
  • 11:00 am,
  • 04:00 pm.

Safety warnings: comfortable shoes, no high heels.

Please contact the organization if you need :

Personal registration can only be done on line: it’s quick and simple.

  • Click on this link.
  • Visualize the program of visits on line.
  • Key your code of registration to the forum.
  • Choose according to remaining time slots, the date and hour which are appropriate to you
  • Complete supplements registration form ( name, first name, country, institution, function, address, phone number, email address, date and hour for the visit), and click to confirm.
  • An email of confirmation of visit will be automatically sent to you.

Caution : print this email, it will be asked when arriving to the visit.

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