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In Your Boots – Wastewater Treatment Plant

In Your Boots – Wastewater Treatment Plant


GOOD DAY TEAM TOBYHANNA
It is time for In Your Boots, brought to you by the Public Affairs Office as a Toby 2020
initiative. Senior depot leaders going to work in your
boots to promote the work you do every day to contribute to Army Readiness. Tobyhanna Army Depot’s Wastewater Treatment
Plant processes approximately 100,000 gallons of water each day. That’s enough water to fill 250 military
water buffaloes. Today, we will be visiting the headworks of
the plant to clean the bar screen. This is where raw sewage comes into the treatment
process. The bar screen collects paper towels, plastics,
sanitary items and much more. The items collect on the bars and block water
flow causing the sewage water to rise, eventually activating the rake system. That rake is made to perfectly fit between
the bars and it mechanically pulls unwanted solids and clears the way for the sewage water
to flow freely once again. This process happens many times throughout
the day keeping unwanted junk from the tanks, allowing the dirty water through to the rest
of the treatment process. Humans create too much waste for Mother Nature
to keep up with. Team Tobyhanna’s Wastewater Treatment practices ensure we remain strong stewards of our environment. We hope you enjoyed this presentation, stay
tuned for next month’s In Your Boots.


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