THE WASTEWATER PERSPECTIVE
is essential for life. Living things cannot survive without it.
78% of the earth surface is covered by water, yet only 6/10ths
of one percent of this huge volume is safe to drink. Water is
a precious commodity.
is used for many purposes in homes and businesses of the Village.
Typical domestic uses include cooking, cleaning, laundry, showers,
and sanitary facilities. Average domestic use in the Village of
Plover is 60 –70 gallons per day per person.
addition to the domestic uses, businesses use water for cooling,
processing and production, and cleanup. Commercial use can range
from very little, to tens of thousands of gallons per day.
water is used for these purposes, it picks up foreign material.
Organic matter, soaps and detergents, oil and grease, suspended
solids, chemicals and etc, “pollute” the water making it unfit
to be used again without cleaning. The water also becomes contaminated
with bacteria that can cause illness. If this dirty water were
discarded without cleaning it, it would cause outbreaks of disease
and cause immense ecological harm to the environment.
Plover Wastewater Utility is a unique set of facilities with the
dual purposes of protecting human health and removing impurities
from the water before it is returned to the environment. The
used or “waste” water is collected from homes and businesses through
a system of underground pipes and pumping stations. It is relayed
transported to the Wastewater Treatment Facility located on Coolidge
Avenue, on the west edge of the Village. Few people realize that
the Village of Plover has had a recycling program for nearly forty years. The Village has been collecting and recycling the water
it has used since 1973.
clean water that is returned to the environment benefits our entire
society, and meets current regulations. The Plover Wastewater
Utility allows society to live in a densely populated area, and
carry on residential, commercial, and industrial activities that
continue a high standard of living with minimal risk to the public
health and a minimal impact on the natural resources of our environment.