Students of Fontana's A.B. Miller High School received a RiverKATS field trip to Inland Empire Utilities Agency's water treatment facility and wetlands!
Students arrived in Chino to learn about wastewater treatment. Students observed how solids in wastewater are separated during preliminary treatment and how heavy material in the water is removed by bacteria to a much cleaner state. They then observed how the water is chlorinated, which is later used to supply the wetlands—where 1 million gallons of the treated water flows through every day.
Following the tour of the treatment facility, students walked over to the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park to learn about the 22 acres of land designed with plants native to California. Staff identified common native plant species while sharing interesting facts on water conservation and consumption.
Thank you to the amazing staff over at IEUA for the great tour of the treatment plant and wetlands!