Richmond Interns visit the West County WasteWater Treatment Facility

This past week, Richmond Earth Team interns visited the West County Wastewater Treatment Facility! Students were able to hear a fabulous presentation on the importance of wastewater management, environmental careers in wastewater, and how the facility is ran on a daily basis. Students had the pleasure of seeing the entire facility from the beginning of treament with separation the solids to the final stage of adding and removing bleach from the water itself. Students learned how this wastewater is then recycled and used in various factories and a small portion is sent into the bay once fully treated.

We would like to give a special thanks to Joe Neugebauer, Kate Gibbs, Lynna Allen, Claudia Anderson, and Aaron Winer for an amazing tour and informative presentation on responsible wastewater management. Check out our students on their tour throughout the facilities in Richmond!

Students walking through the aeration area, control room, and hearing the initial presentation.

Stay tuned for more photos of the students practicing and learning about sustainability and environmental pathways in their future and pushing for meaningful climate action now.

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