I work for a water treatment organization, but being an IT person, I have not actually been in the treatment plant myself. Today, my workplace organized a wonderful program for the kids. They learned about safety, career options, water and waste water treatment, water conservation, and best of all, a tour to the water treatment plant.
I certainly learned a lot about water and wastewater treatments, and now have a much better appreciation for the water we drink. Ontario has one of world's most stringent safety requirements for drinking water and our treated water is among the safest in the world. It's amazing the amount of work, the equipment and people involved, and the processes that are required in treating water. Most of us don't think about it when we turn on the tap.
A deep appreciation and thank you for the people who organized the day. I am sure the kids learned a lot. Also a special thanks to my amazing colleague Tristina, who got people from every department at our headquarters to talk to the kids about what they do, and how they end up where they are after high school, so that the kids would have a better understanding of how an organization works, and how people choose their careers, and a sense of teamwork.
It was a fantastic day!
Jim is teaching kids how to put on specimen on microscope slide to check out what's in wastewater
Lots of organisms in the wastewater.
Megan putting on Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) before the tour.
Lorenzo is giving a wonderful guided tour for the kids.
Carbon Filtering Stage
One of the Ozone Generators
Control Room. Technicians monitor equipment in real time.