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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

PIC: 10,000 elephants worth of ash

What better way to mark Ash Wednesday than with ashes? An ash lagoon, more specifically.

In this image, crews are cleaning one of three ash lagoons at our Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center. These lagoons are the destination for ash resulting from our incineration process. You can see them in the map below:

Each lagoon holds 30,000 cubic yards, and as this project nears completion, it will have removed 60,000 tons of biosolids—the same weight as about 10,000 elephants.

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent which counts down to Easter Sunday.

Thanks to our Ken Burns for the photograph, and Ramona Lowery for the details.

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