A 40 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT IN DANE COUNTY...
WILL NOW KEEP PHOSPHORUS OUT OF AREA LAKES.
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NEWS THREE'S JESSICA ARP WAS AT THE OPENING OF A MAJOR
ADDITION TO THE MADISON METRO SEWERAGE DISTRICT.
THE FACILITY IS ONE OF ONLY SEVEN OF IT'S TYPE WORLDWIDE...
AND IS BEING LAUDED AS A WAY TO CLEAN UP AREA LAKES.
when we flush our toilets, it just goes away, but
we all in this room know it never goes away :52 it
comes here :53
AT THE CITY'S WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT...
TOURS BEGAN OF A MAJOR ADDITION...
AND LEAP FORWARD IN WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY.
perhaps the real reason the ostara system was selected
and the reason we're all here today canb e summed
up in one word and thats water ;56
THE OSTARA SYSTEM.
HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN A MAJOR EXPANSION OF THE WASTEWATER
NUTRIENT RECOVERY SYSTEM
IT TAKES THIS WASTEWATER SLUDGE.
nats of sludge
SENDS IT THROUGH A DIGESTER THAT PULLS OUT PHOSPHORUS
AN INNOVATIVE PLANT-ACTIVATED FERTILIZER
rather than needing water to dissolve it relies on
the plants mechanism for feeding 42;46 what this does
is significantly reduces the potential for runoff
:48 and loss of nutrients
THAT MEANS WHEN GARDNERS.
OR FARMERS USE IT...
LESS OF IT ENDS UP IN THE LAKES.
WHICH IS WHY IT'S DRAWING HIGH PRAISE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL
ADVOCATE AND ATTORNEY.
ROBERT KENNEDY, JUNIOR.
this visionary investment in this technology and the
otehr investments that have been made here, to make
sure that we do what we were all taught in kindergarten
whichi s that we clean up after ourselves, and thats
what we're doing here ;01
BIOSOLIDS' TO FARMERS FOR THEIR FIELDS WITH LESS PHOSPHORUS
IN IT THAT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN THE NEXT YEAR...
THE OSTARA PROCESS REMOVES ABOUT 85 PERCENT OF THE
PHOSPHORUS FROM THE WASTEWATER.
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