With an ever-growing population of people, having access to clean drinking water is essential for the survival of our nation. Wastewater treatment services in the United States provide drinking water to roughly 76% of people. Understanding the process can remove the stigma, and highlight the importance of these processing plants.
The first step in the process is the water running through bar screens. These screens catch large debris that has been mixed into the water, such as flushable wipes, branches, and more. The screens are typically cleaned multiple times a day after the amount of debris captured becomes too much for the water to continue flowing properly.
The next phase is the water flowing through grit chambers. These chambers are designed to attract smaller particles, such as dirt and sand, so the water becomes clearer and cleaner.
The water is then pumped to aeration basins. Aeration basins are a part of the processing plant that pushes bubbles from the bottom of the flowing water up. From here, anything that has remained in the water at this point will be pushed up toward the surface, allowing for ease of removal.
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