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By Jen Horton
posted Jul 3, 2013 - 2:14:05pm
There is no magic sewage fairy, but a new system of sending DeLand's sewage for processing in Sanford may help DeLand reduce its carbon footprint, and save a little money.
When a toilet flushes, the contents flow through the city's sewage system to a treatment plant where the water is removed from the waste.
What remains is biosolids, or sludge.
DeLand has been watching the technology being used in Sanford, where a gasification system has been in place since 2009. On July 1, the DeLand City Commission approved a trial deal to send DeLand's sewage to Sanford for processing.
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