Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

WATER WORLD

Kimball Wastewater Treatment Plant Preserves Water For Future Generations

 

October 6, 2022

For the Observer

COVID-19's victims include the Kimball Wastewater Treatment plant. This photo of a mountain of "flushables" was taken at the beginning of the pandemic in 2019 at the Kimball Wastewater Treatment plants. When the pandemic started, everyone was using wipes or "flushables" that created mounds of wipes that were caught up in and stopped the plant's grinder.

Blake Wagner from the Kimball Wastewater Treatment plant truly believes the saying, "Water is not yours to waste. We only borrow it from our children and grandchildren."

In the treatment method used at the Kimball facility, future generations will be able to use the water that goes through the facility.

While raw sewage goes into the plant, after a 20-day treatment clean water is returned to Lodgepole Creek.

The current wastewater treatment plant was built in 1979 and activated in 1981. It is located just north and east of Kimball.

According to Wagner, a Waste Water Operator licensed throug...



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