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Main Title O&M--Making Wastewater Treatment Work in Your Community.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Public Affairs.
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/800/R-74/104
Stock Number PB2009-114535
Additional Subjects Waste water treatment ; Water treatment plants ; Project planning ; State programs ; Preventive maintenance ; Operations and Maintenance(O&M)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2009-114535 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 4p
Water, when it drains from our homes and factories into the sewer system, is waste water. It carries industrial and domestic wastes, including human wastes, through a complex network of pipes to a wastewater treatment plant. What we pollute, the treatment plant must unpollute. Polluted water carries harmful bacteria and viruses. It makes our lakes and rivers ugly and unhealthy. It's dead water, dangerous even to swim in. Out of necessity we must clean it. A wastewater treatment plant is a big watercleaning machine. Inside it, a series of tanks, screens, filters and other processes separate the wastes from the waters. Like other big machines, it can't run itself or repair itself, so it requires a planned program of operation and maintenance: operation-to make it work; maintenance-to keep it working.