Small Is Beautiful

A two-member team in Shannon, Ill., extracts award-winning performance from a small treatment facility built around aerated lagoons and rock filters.
Small Is Beautiful
Jason DeMichele, left, public works director and plant supervisor, and employee Dale Haring.

Egrets and trumpeter swans may know more about the Shannon Wastewater Treatment Plant than the 757 folks it serves. These and other birds regularly visit the aerated lagoon plant, in the rural area in far northwest Illinois.

But public appreciation may be improving: The plant...

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