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Sunday December 9th, 2012

Posted at 10:00am

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Have you ever wondered what happens to water and other substances when they are flushed down our drains and toilets?

Well if so, the City of Windsor and the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup initiative say that it shouldn’t be a mystery, and have partnered to create a wastewater video to help de-mystify the topic, and educate viewers.

“Most of us don’t really think about what happens to water once it’s flushed or drained away and out of sight,” explained Natalie Green of the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup. “It all has to go somewhere, though, and what we put down our drains can have a big impact on our home and our environment.”
The brand new video follows the flow of wastewater from a home in Windsor to one of two places: the waste water treatment plant or the Detroit River.

“There are many household items that are branded as ‘flushable’ that really shouldn’t be put down the toilet,” Green goes on to say. “What’s more, some items go directly back into our rivers and lakes without treatment. Everyone can learn something from this new video.”

Using stunning graphics, the video highlights where the water goes, tips on what you should and shouldn’t put down the drain, and how our wastewater gets treated before being released into the Detroit River. “We’re really excited about the video,” Green adds. “Working with an award winning local production company, we’ve been able to create a fun and informative educational video about a somewhat delicate topic.”

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