How Do Communities Protect Clean Water?
Rivers, lakes and oceans are protected by wastewater treatment facilities that treat polluted water from homes, businesses and industries and return safe, clean water to the environment. The average wastewater treatment facility:
Operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
Processes 68 million gallons of wastewater a day
Removes numerous contaminants, including organic material, dirt, fats, oils and grease, ammonia, nitrogen and phosphorous