|The campers leaving the water tower (Photo by Eli G. and Benjamin K.)|
|We started at the Water Tower (Photo by John I.)|
|We got to go inside the water tower (Photo by Olivia P.)|
|We hopped onto the Ferry Boat that took us on the Mississippi (Photo by Nat S. and Caroline W.)|
|We passed by a bridge that moves for boats and trains (Photo by Aija, O.)|
But that wasn't the end. After a person takes a sip from the drinking fountain, the rest of the sip goes down the drain and combines with toilet water and sink water and goes into the "sanitary sewer." Shawn, who also works for the University, lifted the man hole cover so we could peek in the sanitary sewer and see the yuck.
Then we took the bus to ride on a river boat and noticed all the life - plants, animals, and people, that depend on clean water in the Mississippi River. We even saw 3 eagles perched on branches overlooking the river.
Finally, we went further downstream to Kaposia Landing which is right across the river, from the effluent channel of the Metropolitan Waste Water Treatment Plant. This is where St. Paul and Minneapolis return their borrowed river water to the Mississippi - after they treat the sewage to be as clean as the river. At Kaposia Landing, we poured our river bottles back into the Mississippi too.
|Campers and Staff at Kaposia Landing|