How is wastewater treated?
Pocatello sewage treatment facility is designed to treat domestic sewage and other waste through a process known as Secondary Treatment. The facilities send organic material through a series of skimmers, screens, and sedimentation tanks and then subject it to microbial breakdown. Microbial breakdown uses “bugs” to convert organic material to harmless by-products which settle and are removed from the wastewater. Heavy metals and some chemicals cannot break down and may be toxic to the biological process.

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1. What is industrial waste?
2. What is hazardous waste?
3. How does wastewater get to the treatment plant?
4. What is the difference between sewage and storm sewers?
5. How is wastewater treated?
6. What is wastewater pretreatment?
7. What are biosolids?