Wastewater Treatment Field Trip Write UP
Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour – What happens after you flush? This treatment plant treats the water that goes down drains in Belmont, San Carlos, and Redwood City. What exactly happens to this water (and solids)? Where is it released? How
can you personally make this system cheaper and more effective? Come find out!
Wastewater Treatment Plant • What are the sources of water that come into the treatment plant? • How many gallons per day does the plant treat? • What are the specific steps of the treatment process? Be sure to identify and describe each step. • How is the treated water returned to the environment? Does it vary depending on the time of year? • What are biosolids? How are the treated? How are they returned to the environment? (At the Llano Road plant in SR there are 3 options.) • What important by-product of biosolid treatment is created and (likely) used on-site. • What innovative approaches are being used at this plant? • Identify a few things each of us can each of us do to help ensure that the wastewater treatment plant runs properly and cost-effectively.