Clean out Operations
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Water Pollution Control Plants (WPCP) and systems such as septic tanks and lagoons, play an important role in the protection of our surface and ground water. WPCPs treat millions of cubic metres of wastewater each day, separating the solids from the water, treating the water and then safely returning the cleaned water to the nearby rivers, lakes or streams. The wastewater treatment is generally done through five stages. The first stage is pretreatment which removes coarse solids (sticks, rags), this is followed by primary treatment which primarily involves the settling of solids, the third stage (secondary treatment) involves micro-organisms consumption of the remaining organic matter, which is then in turn settled out. A fourth stage, tertiary treatment, involves the filtration of the secondary treatment effluent before the fifth stage of being disinfected and discharged into a water body. Specific WPCP may have additional treatment facilities included in their process depending on the type of the raw sewage they receive and the quality restrictions required to protect the water body they discharge into.