How We Do It

STEP 3: Primary TreatmentThe American Bottoms Plant uses biological treatment in order to remove contaminants from the influent wastewater.  Ultimately, this means that the operators must monitor and control the plant environment to allow a healthy bacteria population to grow and thrive.  These bugs, as we affectionately refer to them, will use the contaminants in the water for growth and reproduction, resulting in a clean effluent going to the Mississippi River.  Continue reading below for more details in this process.