|man_made = wastewater_plant|
|A wastewater plant is a facility used to treat wastewater.|
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|Group: Waste Processing|
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A wastewater plant (also known as sewage works, sewage treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, reclamation plant) is a facility used to treat wastewater. It includes physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove physical, chemical and biological contaminants. See.
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Tanks, particularly with walls or a roof, should instead use man_made=storage_tank with content=sewage (assuming that the wastewater is sewage; other types of wastewater, such as industrial waste, should use the more general content=wastewater). Other man_made=storage_tank combinations will likely apply as well in this case.
Wastewater treatment plants (aka Sewage Farms could lend themselves to micromapping, however identifying the functions of various components may not be easy. This newspaper article provides a useful overview of these components & their functions.
- man_made=water_works - A place where drinking water is found and applied to the local waterpipes network. water works = incoming drinking water, wastewater plant = outgoing sewage.