“Ever Wonder Where It Goes?”
Please see this informative pamphlet put together by the Water Environment Federation for more information.
“What Happens To All the Stuff That Goes Down the Toilet?”
Read this article from “The Straight Dope” by Cecil Adams.
Protecting the Environment
Every community produces waste. The liquid portion is the wastewater after it has been used for a variety of reasons. Miles of pipes connect homes and commercial businesses to a treatment plant, where physical, biological and chemical contaminants are removed. The plant produces an effluent that is suitable for discharge back into the environment.
Careers in Wastewater Treatment
Utah Wastewater Operator Certification Program. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality administers a Wastewater Operator Certification Program. There is also a certificate offered for Wastewater Collection Systems. There are classes offered at the Utah Valley University as part of the Earth Science major.