Handling Sewage At Home.

Part 1: Sewage in Your Home

Do you know how sewage is handled in your home? Do you have a personal septic tank or is there a sewage management facility in your community?

Determine how sewage is handled in your home. Post your results.

Part 2: Wastewater Treatment

As discussed in the lesson, there are several ways to treat wastewater and the sludge resulting from the treatment process. Wastewater is often released in different areas depending on where you live. Do you know where the wastewater from your community goes? Take a moment to check the local treatment plant’s website, or stop by and visit or give them a call and find out the answers to the following questions. Post your results.

Part 3: Area Question

1. By visiting a wastewater treatment plant near you, checking their website, or making a phone call, determine

a. What is used to disinfect water: chlorine or ozone?
b. Upon treatment, where is the wastewater released?
c. What methods are used to treat sludge?

2. Visit the EPA sites and write a brief report (250 words) on guidelines for treatment of sewage.