What "bugs" do you look for?

We look for several different types of microorganisms in wastewater. Our Lab Analyst collects daily wastewater samples, and uses a microscope to identify the most prolific number and type of organisms present at that time. This information is used to calculate how much solids material is removed from the system or how much material can be used in the process again.

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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?