Water is photogenic, even at a sewage treatment plant.
This is from a tour this afternoon of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority’s Southside Wastewater Reclamation Plant with a couple of University of New Mexico faculty colleagues and a bunch of students, including the graduate students in the Water Resources Program, where I’m an adjunct faculty member. The plant treats about 50 million gallons per day of sewage. Its discharge is the third largest tributary to the Rio Grande, after the Conejos River in Colorado and the Rio Chama in northern New Mexico.
Thank you for calling it a sewage treatment plant and not one of the godawful euphemisms like “wastewater plant” or “publicly-owned treatment works.”
Don’t even get me started about “biosolids.”