Athens News Matters: Animals Take Center Stage at the Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility
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A year-old sheep grazing next to solar panels at the Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility.
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The sheep come running when Jennif Chandler with City Sheep and Goat calls.
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The aeration basins, where oxygen is added to make microorganisms grow.
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The clarifying tank, where the microorganisms settle to the bottom and cleaner water overflows into another chamber for disinfection.
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A sample of clean water at the end of the water reclamation process before it flows back into the Oconee River.
Animals take center stage at the Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility. Sheep trim the grass around the facility's solar panels while microorganisms like the Tardigrade, or “water bear,” help transform wastewater into clean water.