Do you use a lot of chemicals to treat the wastewater?

We use three different chemicals in our plant process. Chlorine is added to neutralize pathogenic, or disease-causing organisms. After chlorination, sulfur dioxide is added to remove the chlorine before it is discharged into Paradise Creek. During the summer months we add a small amount of aluminum sulfate to coagulate, or capture, phosphorus that was not removed biologically in the treatment process. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient in plant growth yet excessive amounts can lead to eutrophication, an overabundance of plants and algae in a water body causing the depletion of oxygen needed for fish and other animals to survive.

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1. Where are you located?
2. How many people work at the Water Reclamation & Reuse Facility?
3. What type of education do you need to work at the WRRF?
4. How long does it take to treat the wastewater?
5. How many gallons of wastewater do you treat?
6. Do you use a lot of chemicals to treat the wastewater?
7. What happens to the solid material?
8. Is the Water Reclamation & Reuse Facility (WRRF) what smells in Moscow?
9. Where does the water go?
10. How does rain affect the wastewater treatment plant?
11. How many "bugs" does the Aeration Basin have?
12. What do the "bugs" eat?
13. Where do the "bugs" come from?
14. How do the microorganisms reproduce?
15. What "bugs" do you look for?
16. Is it acceptable to put grease, egg shells, and coffee grounds in my garbage disposal?