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How Jackson sewage is treated: From the toilet to the Savanna Plant to the Pearl River Charlie Drape Mississippi Clarion Ledger

Feb 8, 2024


Let's flush out some math.

The average person excuses themself to use the bathroom six to seven times per day, according to a December 2023 article from Medical News Today. If the City of Jackson has a population of roughly 150,000, who all relieve themselves six to seven times per day, that means there are between 900,000 to 1,050,000 toilet flushes daily in the city. That's 27.9 million to 32.55 million per 31-day month; 328.5 million to 383.25 million flushes per year.

Isn't it pretty incredible you can just hit a button and whoosh all that waste is flushed in the blink of an eye, never to be thought of again. Who hasn't wondered where it all went?

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