Beyond The 'Ick' Factor: Wastewater Treament In Vt.
When you wash the dishes or flush the toilet, you probably don’t think too much about where that water goes next. Wastewater treatment plants are a critical piece of infrastructure that we usually don’t notice, unless something goes wrong.
Wednesday on Vermont Edition, we look at water treatment plants, and their role in clean water and public health. Our guests are Ernie Kelley with the Wastewater Management Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation, and Ned Beecher with the New England Biosolids and Residuals Association.
Friday is Water Quality Day and many treatment plants in Vermont are open for public visits. Learn more here.
Also in the program, the legacy of one of Vermont's oldest communes. VPR's Steve Zind visits Quarry Hill in Rochester to talk with the daughter of its founders.
Broadcast live on Wed., May 21, 2014, at noon; rebroadcast 7 p.m.