Everything flows downstream: Wastewater treatment and Great Salt Lake
Wastewater generated by the majority of the population of Utah ultimately reaches the Great Salt Lake. The treatment of this wastewater has always been a significant public health and environmental concern. As the population grows the potential increases for human activities to impose greater stress on the Great Salt Lake. This poses scientific, technical, and economic challenges for the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) serving the community. This presentation will discuss these challenges, the research that is being done to assess impacts of POTWs on the Great Salt Lake and its watershed, and emerging constituents of concern.
Mr. Wayment is a Grade IV certified operator for both wastewater treatment plants and collection systems.