The Homestake Mining Company designed and built the first Waste Water Treatment Plant to utilize bioremediation for removing contaminants during mining operations. Since water must constantly be pumped out of the underground spaces, the Sanford Lab continues to use this facility. Learn why Sanford Lab is committed to environmental stewardship as students investigate their local watershed and consider how everything and everyone is an interconnected part of a watershed.
Educator Resource: Presentation
Water- Where Does it Go?
The Waste Water Treatment Plant was the first of its kind when operations began. Learn why environmental stewardship is important to Sanford Lab and how we affect our local watersheds.
Middle School, High School