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Waste Water Monitoring

Waste Water Sampling in the Farmington RiverAlthough wastewater treatment plants are typically good at treating solid waste, there are many pollutants such as pharmaceuticals and household products that may not be treated as effectively. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has done studies across the nation and has found pharmaceuticals, for example in a very high percentage of Rivers tested. The effects on the environment are often unknown, but it is important to know what is in our River. In the summer of 2005 the USGS will collect and analyze samples from sites upstream and downstream of the Winsted Waste Water Treatment Plant which discharges to the Still River.

 

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