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Monday, February 14, 2011

abc Wednesday::Effluent


The treatment plants.


Pump house which discharges the treated effluent to the sea. The pond in front acts as a storage buffer for high flow during the wet season.

Lots of water birds like swans, ducks make their homes there.



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This is probably a place you don't go to visit. It is our Mangere effluent treatment plant. My husband is a water engineer and he deals with both clean water and not so clean water. Even when he is not working, he likes to visit places related to his work. I tag along to take photos.

The smell is not too bad. There are even walking tours round the area.

13 comments:

Gail said...

It is good there are many ways to clean the water before it is released. That used to not be a concern.

Icy BC said...

It is good to know things like this though, and fascinating info..

Sylvia K said...

A really interesting post for the E Day, Ann, and good information for us all to know! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Kay L. Davies said...

Effluent treatment is "E"ssential these days! Wonderful idea for E day, Ann.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

photowannabe said...

I am greatful for these treatment plants. Everyone needs clean water. Great post on a subject rarely talked about.

Roger Owen Green said...

icky but very necessary.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

Good topic. We often forget things like this that make life so much more comfortable.

Wanda said...

I love to go on Photo Shoots. Sound like fun going with your husband.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great work with your pictures.So sorry to know about the smell. :)
Have a nice day dear Ann,
hugs
Léia

Ash said...

Good one!

Mona said...

pretty sewage ..i love the last photo most :)

Hooked on Memes said...

A very interesting E. I didn't even think of effluent even though my husband is an environmental engineer.

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

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