Wastewater Treatment

Most people in America enjoy the luxury of washing waste down the drain or flushing it away in a toilet. But once it leaves the home, office or school, where does it go? What happens to it? In the latest installment of our infrastructure series, WAMC’s Jim Levulis explores the complex wastewater treatment industry.

Federal funding is headed to a village in Dutchess County for water system upgrades.

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Officials from a village in New York’s Orange County are proposing joint operation of a wastewater facility with their neighbor — the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Highland Falls officials say a shared-service approach would save millions of dollars and protect the environment, namely the Hudson River.

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Governor Shumlin has declared Friday “Water Quality Day” in the state. It’s the first time the state has highlighted the importance of wastewater facilities in addressing environmental and health issues facing Vermont residents.

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The Vermont town of Randolph is getting $7.6 million for a new wastewater treatment plant.