Sewage treatment plants send water into Thames that’s actually pretty clean

Sep 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Water

For most of southeastern Connecticut, every flush of the toilet, drain of the shower and final rinse of the laundry is destined for the Thames River.

Between its beginnings in Norwich and its mouth in New London, the 16-mile estuary serves as the bottomless sink at the end of the plumbing systems for all or part of 13 communities. The five sewage treatment plants that serve these communities empty about 21 million gallons a day of wastewater into the river.

via The Day – Millions of gallons of wastewater is not what you think | News from southeastern Connecticut.

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