Wabasha-Kellogg High School students tour the Wastewater Treatment Plant

Last Wednesday, the Outdoor Biology Class at Wabasha-Kellogg High School took part in a tour of the City of Wabasha Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Supervisor Pat Mueller and Office Manager Lisa Springer coordinated this tour with Brianne Schumacher the Wabasha Kellogg Biology Science Teacher.  There was a total of 18 11th and 12th grade students that got a behind the scenes look at what happens with the city waste and how the activated sludge microorganisms work together to break down this material as well as the do’s and don’ts of what not to flush.

“The students were engaged in the presentation and asked great questions. When they left, they also had a better understanding of what not to put down our sewer lines,” said Pat Mueller.

City Administrator for the City of Wabasha, Caroline Gregerson, noted the importance of hosting events like this.

“Pat is a great teacher. This was a great example of how the City of Wabasha can partner with the school and provide real world experience and exposure to the complex nature of City operations, right in their backyard,” said Caroline.

The City of Wabasha is looking forward to hosting public tours of the Water-Wastewater Plant on Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. All are welcome to come to 2317 Hiawatha Drive South (next to the high school) and take the tour.