In a First Nations community not far from Edmonton, there has been a boil water advisory in place for many years. The groundwater has been contaminated with iron and arsenic for a long time and they do not have a working water treatment facility in place.
The students will learn about the problems associated with iron in drinking water. Students will learn about the chemical states of iron. Students will learn about removing iron from water using biological treatment processes. Students will gain an appreciation for the use of natural processes to perform tasks that would otherwise require chemicals.