SJ4170 : Cleansing reedbed at Chester Zoo

taken 17 years ago, near to Upton, Cheshire, Great Britain

Cleansing reedbed at Chester Zoo
Cleansing reedbed at Chester Zoo
The elephants, in their nearby enclosure, produce large amounts of water containing much organic matter from their dung. This water is treated in a pool nearby. The reed stems filter off the solid organic matter. The pool itself contains many bacteria and other micro-organisms which, together with oxygen from the plants, oxidise the waste to produce a fairly clean effluent.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 September, 2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 January, 2010
Category
Sewage works   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 411 703 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.6039N 2:53.0238W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 410 703
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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