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PIC: You never know what creatures you’ll find in the sludge

Image by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

O the wonderful world under the microscope.

Our Biologist Carrie Millward sent us this image of a non-biting midge larvae she found in a sample of solid material (sludge) in our treatment process. They look scary, but they’re common in wastewater. As they grow up, they become a good indicator of water quality.

We’ll need to add this one to our list of scariest-looking microscopic creepy-crawlies for sure. Thanks, Carrie!

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