Colfax Community Network Enters the H2O Zone

August 5, 2013

By: Zach Pekor, SCRGP Youth Program Coordinator

Recently the youth of the Colfax Community Network were able to take a inside look at drinking water by touring the Wemlinger Water Treatment plant in Aurora.  The students arrived full of excitement and questions as to how their drinking water gets to their house.  Hart Krumrine, the Chief Plant Operator took a group through the inner-workings of water filtration starting first with the filtration room in which the water goes through anthracite and sand in order to get rid of the larger debris and waste Water Treatment Plantmaterials.  From there the water is transported throughout the plant via large pipes where chemicals are added to clean out various bacteria and impurities.  All the purified water is stored in a large reservoir on site which is then distributed to households.  Students with the Colfax Community Network thoroughly enjoyed walking through the various rooms and hallways as they learned about water quality.  At the end of the tour the all the students received a coloring book to commemorate the experience.

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