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Photos appear here each day from the Diaries of People and Water 2017.
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Alex, Shelley and the ambassadors talk to St Joseph's School and Sacred Heart School during the web conference this morning. Image: LEARNZ.
Shelley talks with Laurence from Wellington Water about where water for firefighting comes from. Where is this water stored in your community? Image: LEARNZ
Students from Glenview School take a litter trap out of a stormwater drain. How does a litter trap work? Image: LEARNZ.
Students go through the rubbish that was collected in the stormwater litter trap. What will they do with this information? Image: LEARNZ.
Shelley talks to some Glenview School students about their work on stormwater. Image: LEARNZ.
Washing a car at a car wash or on the grass can help keep stormwater clean; why is this? Image: LEARNZ.
Leon talks to Shelley about what you can do to help keep stormwater clean. Image: LEARNZ.
The ambassadors take a look down a drain at the car wash. What is special about this drain? Image: LEARNZ.
Stormwater drains take water from the streets into waterways so we need to keep this water free of rubbish and pollutants. Image: LEARNZ.
Nicola from Wellington Water talks to Shelley about how we can use water more responsibly. What could you do to reduce your water use? Image: LEARNZ.
Shelley and Steve talk to students from Elim Christian College and North Street School during the web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
Solid waste is screened out in the first stage of wastewater treatment. You can see all the wet wipes that must be removed, as they should not be flushed down the toilet. Image: LEARNZ.
Solid waste can be taken to the landfill once it has had all the water removed. Image: LEARNZ.
Once wastewater has had the large solids removed it is put into settling tanks so finer solids can sink to the bottom and be removed. Image: LEARNZ.
Steve shows you what waste water looks like after the solids have settled out. Image: LEARNZ.
The next stage of treatment involves adding tiny plastic wheels to the wastewater so bacteria can grow on them and help break down the waste. Image: LEARNZ.
Wastewater is treated with bacteria in covered tanks to reduce the smell. Image: LEARNZ.
The final stage of wastewater treatment involves UV light. This light kills any remaining bacteria. What happens to the water after this? Image: LEARNZ.
Adam from Wellington Water tries out the Aquarius Water Machine to see how much water different taps and shower heads use. Image: LEARNZ.
Students from Titahi Bay School find out more about how to save water. What can you do to help save water? Image: LEARNZ.
Ben enjoys meeting the ambassadors during the web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
This is the Wainuiomata River which is used to provide drinking water for part of Wellington. What other rivers are there in this catchment? Image: LEARNZ.
Water from the river passes through a screen to remove debris before it enters the treatment plant. Image: LEARNZ.
Tony shows Shelley and the ambassadors around the treatment plant. How much water does this treatment plant treat each day?
Coagulants are added to the water to help remove impurities. How do coagulants work? Image: LEARNZ.
Tony takes a water sample to see how clear the water is. Image: LEARNZ.
Air is bubbled through the water to make the floc rise to the surface. What is floc? Image: LEARNZ.
The floc has excess water removed creating this sludge which has to be taken to the landfill. Image: LEARNZ
Keith and Shelley brave a cool Wellington Wind above Petone to see where water from Wainuiomata Treatment Plant ends up. Image: LEARNZ.
Water travels from Wainuiomata Treatment Plant into Wellington. How does it get from the plant to people's taps? Image: LEARNZ
Fresh snow cloaked the hills and frost chilled the valleys near Dunedin airport this morning.
You could watch the waves roll in on the east coast as you travelled north. Image: LEARNZ.
You flew alongside Te Tiritiri o te Moana, the Southern Alps as you headed north. Image: LEARNZ.
The wild weather over the weekend created spectacular scenery. Image: LEARNZ.
Welcome to windy Wellington! Image: LEARNZ.
It was a great day to wander around Wellington's waterfront and bask in the sunshine. Image: LEARNZ.
Looking out over Oriental Bay in Wellington. Image: LEARNZ.
There doesn't seem to be any shortage of water in Wellington. Do you think there is always enough water for everyone in Wellington? Image: LEARNZ.
Shelley enjoys the last rays of sunshine in Wellington. Image: LEARNZ.
The sun sets over the hills above Wellington. Image: LEARNZ.