AP Environmental Science Visit
Have you thought about what happens to the left over cereal you put down your garbage disposal? What happened to the water you showered with this morning?
All sewer water from Fort Worth and many surrounding communities ends up at Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant - which serves 880,000 people! They process on average 100 million gallons of wastewater each day.
Mechanical devices take out any trash like plastic bags, bottles, and other trash. Bacteria then break down all the organic material in the water before it is ultimately disinfected with chlorine (followed by SO2 to make it safe for aquatic organisms), airated and then released back into the Trinity River.
Students at Paschal High School recently enjoyed a tour from Ginger Laird and saw these processes first hand!
Note: This does not include rainwater. Rainwater enters storm drains which deliver the water to the closest creek or river - and ultimately back to the Trinity River.