Upgraded wastewater treatment plant makes the Stilly sweet

While out of the area news, I thought I would publish this because of the quote of the plant manager drinking the treated sewage water as proof that it’s cleaned. We like that idea.

5/28 Everett Herald
Upgraded wastewater treatment plant makes the Stilly sweet
By Gale Fiege, Herald Writer

ARLINGTON — The city’s public works director is so proud of Arlington’s newly expanded and upgraded sewer plant that he’s sad the project is finally over after six years.

And don’t force him, but James Kelly is willing to prove his pride by drinking the water that flows from the plant into the Stillaguamish River.

“If you can get over the gag factor, it’s perfectly safe and probably better water than you would find in much of the world,” Kelly said.

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