Wonderful Water: Making Wastewater Work Harder
This week on “Wonderful Water,” join Aaron Keck as he discusses how our community’s wastewater is managed and optimized with OWASA wastewater treatment plant and biosolids recycling manager Monica Dodson — as well as Wil Lawson, OWASA’s operations supervisor. You can listen to their full conversation below, and learn more about OWASA’s wastewater treatment here.
With the recent release of this year’s freshly revamped OWASA Wastewater Report Card, it’s as good a time as any to talk about what exactly went into treating the 3 billion gallons worth of water that was processed by OWASA in the past year — and what the year ahead looks like.
“Our main goal is to make sure that that wastewater remains in the pipe so that it can safely make it to our facility for treatment,” said Dodson. “We have a crews that regularly clean and inspect our sewer lines to help prevent any buildup or blockages. They use cameras to assess the condition of the system and look for cracks or potential areas where maybe roots have made it into the system.”