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Discovering Licking’s Wastewater Treatment Plant: Fourth-Graders Learn About Watersheds and Sustainability

BySamantha Jones

Mar 28, 2024
The Fascinating Science Behind Wastewater – The Licking News

Fourth grade classes from Mrs. Candice Shepherd’s class recently took a trip to Licking’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, where they were given a tour by City Utilities employee Derek Hammond. The plant plays a crucial role in processing community wastewater and purifying it before it is released back into natural waterways.

As part of their science curriculum, the students have been studying watersheds, sinkholes, and drainage systems. The visit to the wastewater treatment plant was a perfect addition to their studies. During the tour, Hammond shared fascinating insights about tank water capacity and visible stalactites within the plant.

Hammond, who holds a B operator’s certification, guided the students through the plant and explained the various purification filters and pumps used in the process. The students learned about the three purification methods – chemical, physical, and biological – with Licking’s plant utilizing a 21-day rotation for purification without the use of chemicals.

During the tour, the students were introduced to mist flies in one of the pumping sheds, and Hammond took time to answer their questions and explain each step of the purifying process. He also emphasized the importance of being mindful of what should not be put into

By Samantha Jones

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