Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility

Monday I took my students in the WATER course to tour the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility. I am hoping it will help them contextualize their daily use of water and its connection to Lake Michigan.  It was a visceral experience, the sights, sounds and smells.  I took this short video of one of the water clarification pools toward the end of our tour. Hundreds of plastic bags clung to the pool as the water spilled over the edge - why aren't plastic bags banned? 


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