Sarah Bates, one of the best thinkers and writers on the Western land-water nexus, sent me this nifty video, prepared by the Clark Fork Coalition and Montana Audobon with a shout-out to Mountain Water Company in Missoula, MT. It's very well done and fulfills its mission - informing residents of Missoula where their water comes from and where it goes, all in an entertaining manner.
Ever wonder where your drinking water comes from, or what happens after water goes down the drain? In Missoula, MT, our water takes an interesting journey, traveling from the underground aquifer into our homes and businesses, then back underground before being treated at the wastewater treatment plant or in septic systems. Watch this educational video designed for sixth graders that uses a multimedia format to tell the fascinating story called "The Hidden Life of Water."
"We're not a donut factory." - Gene Connell, worker at the Missoula Waste Water Treatment Facility, when asked how he stands the smell