Where does wastewater come from?

Wastewater comes from our homes in the form of human and household wastes from toilets, baths and drains as well as from industries, schools and businesses in the form of wastes from factories, food service operations, shopping centers, etc.  On average, each person in the US contributes approximately 100 gallons of wastewater daily.

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1. Where does wastewater come from?
2. What does a wastewater treatment plant do?
3. How is the treated wastewater disinfected?
4. Who operates the wastewater treatment plants?
5. How many wastewater treatment plants are in the County?
6. What size are these wastewater treatment plants?
7. What are some of the things that should not be put down the drain or toilet?
8. What should I do with fat and oil if it can't go down the drain?