Montclair HS Students to Tour PVSC Treatment Lab in Newark

Credits: Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

NEWARK, NJ – The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) will host students from the Montclair High School Environmental Club for Lab Day on Tuesday, April 25.

The purpose of the event is to showcase various careers within the sciences, raise awareness of the important role labs play in society, and specifically educate on lab procedures and responsibilities. PVSC staff will provide each student with safety glasses and a lab coat so that they can feel the full experience. Students will then break into groups and will visit various work stations that are led by either a chemist or a lab technician.

In order to protect and preserve local streams and rivers from water pollution, the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission operates one of the country's oldest and largest treatment plants for the wastewaters of northern New Jersey, serving nearly 1.5 million people in parts of five counties.

Sign Up for E-News

Students will learn about and see first hand what transpires in the lab on a daily basis by observing several wastewater analyses and then performing the analyses themselves. They will also learn about safety procedures in the laboratory and about the state and federal regulations PVSC observes. 

Students will also hear presentations from several members of the PVSC management team and venture on a tour of the plant.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Livingston Students Make Their Voices Heard in National Walkout

March 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to make their voices heard and prove that “age is no obstacle to activism,” hundreds of Livingston High School (LHS) students participated in the student-led National School Walkout on Wednesday morning. For 17 minutes, the students gathered on the blacktop near the turf to honor the victims of the Parkland shooting and to also take a stance on gun ...

Fair Lawn High School Students Walkout, Show Solidarity with Parkland, FL Victims

March 15, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Students walked out of class for 17 minutes to show solidarity with Parkland, FL students and teachers killed on Feb. 14.

Asking for tougher gun laws, students held signs in protest of a lack of government action, in addition to victims from other school shootings.

Glen Rock High School held a similar walkout in which the press was asked to stay away. Students in Glen Rock ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, March 18, 8:30 AM

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge HQ, Sussex

NJ Audubon: Winter Raptors and Wildfowl: Wallkill ...


Sun, March 18, 1:00 PM

Crane House and Historic YWCA, Montclair

Tours of the Crane House and Historic YWCA

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, March 18, 1:00 PM

Montclair History Center, Montclair

Tours of the Crane House and Historic YWCA.

Arts & Entertainment

Montclair Police Blotter: Vehicles Struck by Falling Trees, Attempted Burglary to Gates Ave. Residences and More

March 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ- The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on  March 13, 2018. 

03-07- 2018 (Orange Road) Attempted burglary to a residence. The suspect was not successful in gaining
access to the residence. The suspect vehicle was described as a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.
03-10- 2018 (North Fullerton Avenue) Theft of delivered packages ...

Seminar: Power Up your Grocery Cart, Mar. 22

March 18, 2018

Learn about different types “powerhouse” foods that you should add to your grocery cart to get the most health benefit out of your meals.  Cooking demos and samples provided.

Starts: 03/22/2018 at 6:00pm

Ends: 03/22/2018 at 7:00pm

Address: 1 Bay Ave

Venue: Mountainside Medical Center

City: Glen Ridge

Zip Code: 07028

State: NJ

Phone: 1 888 973 ...