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Protecting Water (L.D. McMullen, Drinking Water Treatment Expert)


What's the future for water treatment? L.D. McMullen examines some cutting edge technology.

TRANSCRIPT:

The biggest thing to protect water quality in Iowa is to make sure we appropriately dispose of our wastes. If we are a person that changes oil in our car, [we] don't pour it down the storm sewer; [we] take it to a proper disposal place. If you've got chemicals, don't pour them down the drain and send them to the wastewater treatment plant. Take them to the hazardous waste disposal centers such as out in Bondurant. If we are doing something in our homes that we are wanting to, such as [taking] pharmaceuticals, don't flush them down the stool. Put them in your solid waste. Make sure that we don't mess up our own nest. And the best way we can do that is to make sure we have very good systems that are out there to make sure we're doing the right thing.



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