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Cullman in Cullman County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

What happens to my wastewater?

What happens to my wastewater? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 18, 2017
1. What happens to my wastewater? Marker
Inscription. There are two main ways wastewater is treated. In rural areas septic tanks are common, in more populated areas homes are connected to wastewater treatment plants.

A Septic Tank is a concrete or steel tank buried near a home. Raw sewage flows into the tank from the house.

Solids separate from the liquid and are consumed by bacteria in the tank. The liquid flows out into a drainfield where it filters through gravel and eventually trickles through the soil.

Failing septic tanks, sewage infrastructure, and wastewater treatment plants can allow wastewater to enter our groundwater and rivers!

Wastewater goes down the drain into a sewer pipe that takes water to a treatment plant where it passes through several stages of treatment. Once water is treated it is put back into a stream or river.
Location. 34° 12.447′ N, 86° 59.452′ W. Marker is in Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on 1240 Co Rd 1043. Touch for map. Marker is located at Clarkson Covered Bridge Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cullman AL 35057, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What’s the Big Deal about Litter?! (here, next to this marker); Alabama's Aquatic Biodiversity (here, next to this marker); Monitoring Watershed Health (here, next to this marker); Birds of Alabama (here, next to this marker); What is Water Pollution? (here, next to this marker); Where does your drinking water come from? (here, next to this marker); Alabama's Physical Diversity (within shouting distance of this marker); Land-Use and Water Quality (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
Categories. EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels

Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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