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Sanitation tour series begins Sept 28th with Living Machine visit

To provide opportunities for citizens to get the knowledge necessary to influence sound budget and public policy decisions regarding urban sanitation and sewers, PHLUSH has organized a series of expert-led visits.

The Living Machine® system treats wastewater for reuse in the building's toilets and cooling tower using natural, tidal wetland-like processes.

On Wednesday, September 28th we have arranged a lunch hour visit to the Living Machine® at the Port of Portland in their new LEED Platinum headquarters designed by Zimmer Gunsul  Frasca Architects.  Thanks to the  Living Machine® none of the graywater or black water produced in the building goes into the sewer system.  This natural water purification does not generate significant sludge or methane thereby eliminating the odors and reducing the air pollution associated with conventional wastewater treatment.    The tour takes place from 11:30am-12:30pm. 7200 NE Airport Way, at the end of the MAX red line..  To sign up email info@phlush.org. Space on tours is limited. Other tours in the series include: All tours are free except the Oregon Garden Tour, for which we’re seeking grant support.  


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