The City of Piqua, Ohio Wastewater Treatment System is responsible for treating all wastewater prior to discharge to the Great Miami River. The Treatment Plant has the capacity to treat 4.5 million gallons of wastewater per day.
The Wastewater Plant treats an average of 3.59 million gallons a day which is 79% of the design flow. The system is also responsible for over 120 miles of sanitary sewers and 7 pumping stations throughout Piqua.
PBS Science correspondent Miles O’Brien plunged into a muck in the city of Detroit Michigan to investigate our ailing sewage systems. Here’s his story of what happened underground. Most of us don’t think much, if at all, about how clean water gets delivered to our homes or what happens when it goes down the drain. Miles was among them, until he got this assignment.
This virtual tour of a water resource recovery facility—commonly called a wastewater treatment plant—discusses how these facilities recycle the water and waste we flush down the drain. Water resource recovery facilities can also recover nutrients, generate energy, and create biosolids for use as fertilizer.
This tour takes viewers through primary, secondary, and advanced treatment as well as the plant headworks and biosolids treatment process. It was developed by the Water Environment Federation and Gage 3D Studios (www.gage3d.com).
Although products like facial tissues, dental floss, cotton swabs, and kitty litter may flush down the toilet, they can cause clogged pipes for you and your neighbors. See Will It Flush? to find out more, and many thanks to City of Spokane Department of Wastewater Management for sharing its entertaining and educational video in partnership with WEF.
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The Piqua Wastewater Department is a division of the City of Piqua Utility Department. It is under the leadership of Wastewater Superintendent, Chris Melvin.
Piqua Wastewater Department
121 Bridge Street
Piqua OH 45356