How do treatment plants protect our water?

Wastewater treatment plants:

  • Remove Solids - This includes everything from rags and sticks to sand and smaller particles found in wastewater.
  • Reduce Organic Matter and Pollutants - Helpful bacteria and other microorganisms are used to consume organic matter in wastewater. The bacteria and microorganisms are then separated from the water.
  • Restore oxygen - Treatment facilities help ensure the water put back into our lakes or rivers has enough oxygen to support life.

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