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Exploring Licking’s Wastewater Treatment Plant: A Journey through Water Purification and Environmental Conservation.

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 28, 2024
The Fascinating Science Behind Wastewater – The Licking News

Recently, Mrs. Candice Shepherd’s fourth-grade students embarked on a field trip to Licking’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. During the tour, City Utilities employee Derek Hammond shared intriguing insights about the plant’s tank water capacity and visible stalactites.

The visit was an excellent addition to their science curriculum as they had been studying watersheds, sinkholes, and drainage systems in class. The plant plays a vital role in processing community wastewater and purifying it before it is released back into natural waterways.

Hammond, who holds a B operator’s certification, took the students through the plant and explained how various purification filters and pumps are used in the process. They learned about the three purification methods – chemical, physical, and biological – with Licking’s plant utilizing a 21-day rotation for purification without chemicals.

During the tour, the students were introduced to mist flies in one of the pumping sheds, and Hammond answered their questions and explained each step of the purifying process. He also emphasized the importance of being mindful of what should not be put into sewers systems such as personal hygiene products, clothing, and toys.

The final stop of the tour was at Spring Creek beside the treatment plant where they witnessed firsthand how the water released into creek consistently shows a 98-99 percent waste removal rate, meeting standards set by Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Overall, this trip provided an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about their local environment while gaining valuable knowledge about wastewater treatment processes.

By Samantha Nguyen

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