Did You Know . . .
The City of Reading’s Wastewater Treatment Facility was the first trickling filter plant in the United States.
The more you can smell the “chlorine” smell, actually means you need to add more chlorine. In a swimming pool that is being heavily used, smelling chlorine means that it is oxidizing organics, and more will need to be added since it is being used up. So, in a pool that is correctly balanced, you will subtly smell the chlorine at close range, but it won’t be “in your face”. A pool under heavy load will have a stronger smell until more chlorine is added. But … one caveat, if the pool water is correctly balanced and then someone adds more chlorine than is needed, the smell will also be present.
Typically the distance between sanitary sewer manholes is 400 feet.
Philadelphia’s water infrastructure system is roughly 200 years old, dating back to 1815 when the “Fairmount Water Works” began operating using steam driven pumps to pump water from the Schuylkill River.