Wastewater treatment plant manager takes pride in 'dirty job'

Aug 10, 2020

It may not be the ideal job for everyone, but wastewater treatment plant manager Clara Haenchen takes pride in her "dirty job."

Haenchen oversees the Jefferson City Water Reclamation Facility, where wastewater from the city's residents collects and is treated before being put back into the Missouri River.

After growing up on a family farm in the area and studying at Lincoln University, Haenchen took a job in the laboratory at the facility in 1997.

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