From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of July 25, 2011.
This week we feature another series of mystery sounds. Have a listen for about 30 seconds, and see if you can guess where these sounds were recorded. And here’s a hint: It’s certainly no WASTE of time to learn about this community water facility.
For other water sounds and music, and for more Virginia water information, visit our Web site at virginiawaterradio.org, or call us at (540) 231-5463. From the Virginia Water Resources Research Center in Blacksburg, I’m Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water.
Acknowledgments: Quinn Hull recorded this week's sounds, and Bobby Epperly of the Blacksburg-VPI Sanitation Authority gave the plant tour during which the sounds and his comments were recorded.
Sounds heard in the recording: Incinerator room; chlorination chamber; high-pitched screech from a pump room; grit removers; algae-scrubbers on secondary clarifiers.
Sources: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Water Quality Improvement Fund Web site at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/bay/wqif.html (7/25/11), and Wastewater Treatment Web site at http://www.deq.state.va.us/tptp/homepage.html (7/25/11); Thomas V. Cech, Principles of Water Resources (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003), pp. 359-361; Virginia Code, Sec. 10.1-2128; and Governor McDonnell Announces Commonwealth Posts $311 Million Revenue Surplus for Fiscal Year 2011, Virginia Governor’s Office News Release, 7/19/11.
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