When skiing stopped, so did pooping, and wastewater workers faced a pile of problems

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When skiing stopped, so did pooping, and wastewater workers faced a pile of problems

The science of keeping the flora in a sewage treatment system balanced was knocked out of kilter when coronavirus shut skiing down
The Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain in March 2019.
Eagle River Water and Sanitation District was treating close to 1.5 million gallons of wastewater a day on March 13, the day before the Vail ski area was ordered to close. Within days, the treatment plant saw the water flowing into the plant from Vail’s homes, hotels and businesses drop by half.

When skiing stopped, so did pooping, and wastewater workers faced a pile of problems

The Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain in March 2019.
Eagle River Water and Sanitation District was treating close to 1.5 million gallons of wastewater a day on March 13, the day before the Vail ski area was ordered to close. Within days, the treatment plant saw the water flowing into the plant from Vail’s homes, hotels and businesses drop by half.
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