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Salute to Wastewater

Come on down, and gather round,
Let’s hear about a place that’s out past town.
Down a long, dusty road, off the beaten track,
Lies the wastewater plant, yeah, they’ve got our backs.
It’s a dirty job, cleaning up so much waste,
So raise your glass to this fascinating place...

When our water’s all fouled up, they treat it and make it right;
Sending out clean effluent each day and each long night.
So give ‘em a holler, It hardly costs a dollar,
Dear wastewater plant,
Dear wastewater plant,
Dear wastewater plant,
We salute you!

The water that ends up there comes from so many diff-‘rent places:
Flowing over parking lots, lawns and urban spaces.
But also water from your house, there’s lots of that to clean,
From kitchen sinks and washing machines, what’s flushed down the latrine!
It’s a dirty job, cleaning up so much waste,
So raise your glass to this fascinating place...

When our water’s all fouled up, they treat it and make it right;
Sending out clean effluent each day and each long night.
So give ‘em a holler, It hardly costs a dollar,
Dear wastewater plant,
Dear wastewater plant,
Dear wastewater plant,
We salute you!

Screening,
Sedimentation,
Aeration,
Filtration,
Disinfection,
Digestion...

It’s a dirty job, cleaning up so much waste,
So raise your glass to this fascinating place...

When our water’s all fouled up, they treat it and make it right;
Sending out clean effluent each day and each long night.
So give ‘em a holler, It hardly costs a dollar,
Dear wastewater plant,
Dear wastewater plant,
Dear wastewater plant,
We salute you!

 

 

 

 

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