GNWPCD teaches local students about wastewater treatment

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GNWPCD teaches local students about wastewater treatment
Great Neck Water Pollution Control District Superintendent Christopher Murphy and Commissioner Patty Katz stand with Half Hollow Hills High School West students during their recent tour of the wastewater treatment center. (Photo courtesy of GNWPCD)

The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, or GNWPCD, recently welcomed students from Half Hollow Hills High School West for a tour of the District’s facility at 236 E Shore Road, one of the most environmentally conscious wastewater treatment centers in the country.

The students toured the treatment center and viewed the green infrastructure as a model of sustainability for the future. Prior to the tour, GNWPCD Superintendent Christopher Murphy described ongoing eco-friendly projects, including the ultraviolet disinfection system, anaerobic digesters, micro turbine systems and water conservation initiatives. Superintendent Murphy also provided a historical timeline of when the wastewater treatment process was adopted in the United States and other locations around the world.

The GNWPCD provides tours throughout the school year as an educational experience for students interested in learning more about sustainability and wastewater management.

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