Purifying industrial wastewater is close to our hearts; we’ve been helping industrial manufacturers and commercial businesses do it for 20 years across the Midwest.
Milwaukee WI – After we purify industrial wastewater into clean, reusable water it enters the sanitary sewer where Milwaukee’s municipal wastewater treatment operation performs the final cleaning process. Afterwards the clean, reusable water enters into Lake Michigan.
When Veolia Water announced a tour of Jones Island (Milwaukee’s municipal wastewater treatment operations) to celebrate Water Week, we quickly signed up.
Here’s a quick look at how Milwaukee purifies municipal wastewater into clean, reusable water.
Stage 1 of 4 – Wastewater Treatment in Milwaukee WI
The first step in cleaning municipal wastewater is removal of large debris, sand, gravel with grates and screens.
Stage 2 of 4 – Wastewater Treatment in Milwaukee WI
The second stage utilizes large settling tanks where grease and oil are removed after it floats to the top. The heavier materials sinks to the bottom and is removed.
Stage 3 of 4 – Wastewater Treatment in Milwaukee WI
The third stage uses microscopic organisms, commonly called “bugs”, to breakdown most of the organic material in the wastewater. The canals keep the water flowing throughout all 4 seasons.
Stage 4 of 4 – Wastewater Treatment in Milwaukee WI
The last stage in wastewater treatment is disinfection. Chemicals are introduced to kill organisms that cause disease. After the chemicals are removed the water is discharged into Lake Michigan.
We have to thank our tour guides and hosts Veolia Water for opening the doors of Jones Island. Explore Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District website to learn more about the municipal wastewater treatment process.
To learn more about industrial wastewater treatment in Milwaukee WI explore Advanced Waste Services website or ask us a question below.
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