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Licking’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Opens Doors for Fourth Grade Classes: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

BySamantha Jones

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

Licking’s Wastewater Treatment Plant recently hosted Mrs. Candice Shepherd’s fourth grade classes for a field trip and tour. City Utilities employee Derek Hammond led the students through the plant, sharing fascinating insights about tank water capacity and visible stalactites within the facility.

The students had been studying watersheds, sinkholes, and drainage systems in their science classes, making the trip to the wastewater treatment plant a perfect addition to their curriculum. The plant plays a crucial role in processing community wastewater and purifying it before it is released back into natural waterways.

During the tour, Hammond explained the various purification filters and pumps used in the process. The students learned about the three purification methods – chemical, physical, and biological – with Licking’s plant utilizing a 21-day rotation for purification without the use of chemicals.

Hammond also emphasized the importance of being mindful of what should not be put into the sewer system, such as personal hygiene products, clothing, and toys. The final stop of the tour was at Spring Creek beside the treatment plant, where the water released into the creek consistently shows a 98-99 percent waste removal rate, meeting the standards set by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The students were able to witness firsthand

By Samantha Jones

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