WPCP’s Role in Preserving Public Health Through Sanitation

City of Muscatine


Back in August, the Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) celebrated 50 years of service to the Muscatine community.  As you are able to read in the tour recap blog post, the process of removing harmful organisms and other contaminates from wastewater once it gets to WPCP is a lengthy, yet crucial process. Many in the developed world take for granted the quality sanitation procedures that occur within their communities.

What exactly is sanitation?

Sanitation is “thestudyandapplication of proceduresandmeasuresdesigned to protectpublichealth, as in theprovision of cleanwaterandthedisposal of sewageandwaste,” (American Heritage Dictionary 2011). While most of us know that sanitation involves sewage and waste, something many neglect to recognize is that sanitation work is for the protection of public health. It is not just about getting rid of waste, but about making sure that wastewater and garbage are…

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