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.


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.


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!

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,

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!

E is for Eyes that Glow