Down the drain and out of sight! Where does your wastewater go in Jefferson Co?

https://bhamnow.com/2019/08/21/down-the-drain-and-out-of-sight-where-does-your-wastewater-go-in-jefferson-co/

How many times a day do you run a faucet, take a shower or flush a toilet? As the wastewater spins down the drain and heads into oblivion—where does it actually go? Here’s an inside look at what goes on beyond the flush right here in Jefferson County.

How many times a day do you run a faucet, take a shower or flush a toilet? As the wastewater spins down the drain and heads into oblivion—where does it actually go? Here’s an inside look at what goes on beyond the flush right here in Jefferson County.

Going back to the “dawn” of wastewater treatment,  cleaning up wastewater has saved more lives than modern medicine.  Now—I won’t bore you with a history lesson, but that is still true today!

Taking wastewater and turning it into clean water that is safe for humans to be around and to return to the environment is one of the most important tasks of any city.

Think about it—if we return to the “old ways” and wastewater was put directly into a creek or river, then Jefferson County would not be able to get water for drinking, waterways would be unusable, and populated areas would become unlivable and “shutdown”.