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Wastewater Treatment


Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum

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Here, we will consider the reasons why such treatment is needed, the nature of the materials which are removed from wastewaters and explore the processes that accomplish that removal. We will consider wastewater treatment in cities, in small communities, at individual homes and even aboard the international space station.

Domestic and industrial wastes are treated before being discharged to rivers and lakes to guarantee safe recreation and to protect the wildlife that call those environments home.  While modern technology offers remarkable capabilities to accomplish these goals, the introduction of new and different pollutants and the cost of treating to required levels is a challenge for the wastewater treatment industry.

Portage Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant

Portage Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant

Houghton - Hancock, Michigan

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