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<pubnumber>907E71100</pubnumber>
<title>Adventures of Walter Waterdrop Coloring Book</title>
<pages>28</pages>
<pubyear>1971</pubyear>
<provider>NEPIS</provider>
<access>online</access>
<operator>jsw</operator>
<scandate>20081002</scandate>
<origin>hardcopy</origin>
<type>single page tiff</type>

 the
ADVENTURES
             ...of
             WALTER
           WATERDROP
              COLORING BOOK
            U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
               REGION VII, K.C, MO,
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  THE ADVENTURES
            OF
 WALTER WATERDROP
PUBLISHED   : 1971
AUTHOR     : JOHN L. COAKLEY, JR.
ILLUSTRATOR : MARY COAKLEY
 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
           REGION VII
  911 WALNUT, KANSAS CITY, MO. 64106
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MAP of  WALTER WATER DROP'S ADVENTURE
               SCREEN
               GRIT TANK
          SECONDARY
         SEDIMENTATION
            TANK
                                           PRIMARY
                                         SEDIMENTATION
                                            TANK
                                     HELPFUL BACTERIA
                              AERATION TANK OR TRICKLING FILTER
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HI !  I'M WALTER WATER DROP,



WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT ME ?





I'M A SMALL FRIENDLY WATER DROP,



MY FRIENDS AND I MAKE THE RIVERS/ LAKES,



AND OCEANS,  WE ARE THE WATER FISH LIVE IN/



BOATS SAIL ON AND CHILDREN SWIM IN AT



SANDY BEACHES,





WE ALSO VISIT PEOPLE IN THEIR HOUSES,



I LIKE TO VISIT HOUSES AND HELP BOYS AND



GIRLS/ MOTHERS AND FATHERS,  I'VE JUST BEEN



ON A VISIT TO KEVIN'S HOUSE,  NEXT I MIGHT



COME TO YOUR HOUSE,
                       -1-
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COLOR ME FRIENDLY
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DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I VISITED AT
KEVIN'S HOUSE ?  i GOT DIRTY/ THAT'S WHAT,
LET ME TELL YOU SOME OF THE WAYS WE WATER DROPS
GET DIRTY,  WE WASH DISHES, SCRUB FLOORS/ WASH
CLOTHES/ GIVE BATHS/ WASH BEHIND EARS, AND CLEAN
THE BABY'S DIAPER,  THAT'S RIGHT,  WE HELP
TO KEEP BOYS AND GIRLS, MOTHERS AND FATHERS/
AND HOUSES CLEAN AND IT MAKES US VERY DIRTY,
                        -3-
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COLOR ME HELPFUL
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I DON'T MIND GETTING DIRTY WHEN I HELP,



BUT I SURE DON'T LIKE TO STAY DIRTY,   IF



I STAY DIRTY IT MAKES ME SMELL BAD AND



LOOK FUNNY,  IF I STAY DIRTY THE RIVERS/



LAKES AND OCEANS WON'T BE SO GOOD FOR



FISH OR BOATS OR FOR SWIMMING AT SANDY



BEACHES,  IF I STAY DIRTY I MIGHT CARRY



GERMS AND MAKE CHILDREN SICK AND THAT



IS SOMETHING NO FRIENDLY WATER DROP



WANTS TO DO,
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 UNSAFE
     •
   fOR

SWIMMING
                          COLOR ME SAD AND DIRTY
                                  -6-
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I'M GLAD TO TELL YOU THAT KEVIN'S CITY HAS A



PLACE TO CLEAN DIRTY WATER,  IT'S CALLED A



WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT,  WOULD YOU LIKE



TO HEAR ABOUT IT ?  OK/ I'LL TELL YOU,





WHEN I FINISHED AT KEVIN'S HOUSE/ I SLID DOWN



THE DRAIN WITH ALL THE DIRT I WAS CARRYING,



I RAN THROUGH SOME PIPES IN THE GROUND CALLED



SEWERS,  WHEN WE WATER DROPS RUN FAST WE CAN



CARRY MORE DIRT/ SO THE SEWERS ARE BUILT



GOING DOWNHILL TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR US TO RUN,
                      -7-
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COLOR ME RUNNING
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SOMETIMES THE SEWERS GET TOO DEEP AND
WE CAN'T GO DOWNHILL ANYMORE,  WHEN
THAT HAPPENED TO ME, I WENT THROUGH
A PUMP,  THE PUMP SPUN ME AROUND AND
AROUND LIKE A CARNIVAL RIDE UNTIL I
WAS DIZZY,  THEN, LIKE AN ELEVATOR, IT
PUSHED ME UP HIGH SO I COULD RUN
DOWNHILL AGAIN,
THE SEWERS ARE LIKE STREETS FOR US AND
I FOLLOWED THEM RIGHT TO THE WASTEWATER
TREATMENT PLANT,
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WHIRL
 RIDE
  COLOR ME DIZZY
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A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IS LIKE A


FACTORY WITH PUMPS, PIPES, VALVES, MOTORS,


MACHINES AND BIG TANKS, ALL NEEDED TO MAKE


DIRTY WATER CLEAN,



AT THE PLANT IN KEVIN'S CITY, I STARTED BY


GOING THROUGH SOME BARS CALLED A SCREEN,


THE SCREEN CAUGHT STICKS, PIECES OF>APER,


AND RAGS THAT I HAD BEEN CARRYING,
                    s.


AFTER THE SCREEN I WENT INTO A TANK THAT


MADE ME SLOW DOWN A BIT,  REMEMBER, I SAID


THAT WHEN WE WATER DROPS RUN FAST WE CAN


CARRY MORE DIRT,  WHEN I SLOWED DOWN A BIT,


I HAD TO DROP SOME OF THE HEAVY PIECES OF


DIRT, CALLED GRIT, AND LET THEM FALL TO


THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK,  CAN YOU GUESS


WHY THIS TANK IS CALLED A GRIT TANK?
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COLOR ME LEAVING THINGS AT THE SCREEN.
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NEXT/ I WENT INTO A BIG TANK THAT MADE ME GO



EVER SO SLOW,  I ALMOST WENT TO SLEEP GOING SO



SLOW/ BUT IT MADE ME DROP ALL KINDS OF DIRT,



THE DIRT THAT I DROPPED HERE IS CALLED SLUDGE,



MAKING ME GO SLOW TO DROP THE DIRT IS CALLED



SEDIMENTATION OR SETTLING,  CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THIS



TANK IS CALLED ?  THAT'S RIGHT/ IT'S CALLED A



SEDIMENTATION TANK,  THE SEDIMENTATION TANK HAS



EQUIPMENT IN IT TO TAKE OUT THE SLUDGE,





WHEN I CAME OUT OF THE SEDIMENTATION TANK/ I



WAS THROUGH WITH WHAT IS CALLED PRIMARY TREATMENT,



I WAS FEELING QUITE A BIT BETTER/ BUT NOT NEARLY



AS CLEAN AS I SHOULD BE,
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COLOR ME SLEEPY
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SOME DIRT REALLY STICKS TO A FELLOW,  YOU
KNOW HOW SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SCRUB HARD
TO GET CLEAN,  WELL I STILL NEEDED A GOOD
SCRUBBING,  YOU USE A WASH CLOTH TO SCRUB
WITH, BUT WE WATER DROPS ARE SCRUBBED BY
A LOT OF HELPFUL LITTLE FELLOWS CALLED
BACTERIA,  THE BACTERIA ARE SO SMALL THAT
YOU CAN'T SEE THEM WITHOUT SPECIAL HELP,
THE BACTERIA DIDN'T SCRUB ME WITH A CLOTH
OR BRUSH BUT THEY DID CLEAN OFF THE DIRT
THAT i COULDN'T DROP BY MYSELF,  THAT DIRT
WAS THEIR FOOD,  THEY GOBBLED IT UP AND
GOT FAT WHILE I GOT CLEAN,

THE CLEANING BY THE BACTERIA IS CALLED
SECONDARY, OR SECOND STEP, TREATMENT,
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COLOR ME ALMOST CLEAN
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THERE ARE TWO WAYS THAT BACTERIA ARE KEPT IN



A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT,  ONE IS CALLED



ACTIVATED SLUDGE AND THE OTHER IS CALLED



TRICKLING FILTER,





IN ACTIVATED SLUDGE THE BACTERIA FLOAT AROUND



WITH US IN A BIG TANK CALLED AN AERATION TANK,



THE AERATION TANK HAS AIR BUBBLING THROUGH IT



TO KEEP US ALL MIXED TOGETHER AND TO GIVE



OXYGEN TO THE BACTERIA,  I LIKED THE AERATION



TANK, THOSE BUBBLES KIND OF TICKLED,





IN A TRICKLING FILTER/ THE TANK IS FILLED



WITH ROCK OR PLASTIC FOR THE BACTERIA TO GROW



ON,  WE WATER DROPS ARE SPRAYED OVER THE TOP



AND SLIDE DOWN OVER THE BACTERIA,  THEY JUST



HAVE TO SIT THERE AND CLEAN US AS WE GO BY,
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    COLOR ME TICKLED
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I FINISHED UP BY GOING THROUGH ANOTHER



SEDIMENTATION TANK,  THIS WAS TO MAKE ME



LEAVE THF BACTERIA IN THE PLANT,  THEY TRIED



TO GET OUT AND GO TO THE RIVER WITH ME,



THEY HAD TO STAY BEHIND TO CLEAN OTHER



WATER DROPS/ AND YOU WOULDN'T WANT THEM



TO GET INTO THE RIVER BECAUSE THEY HAD ALL



THAT DIRT THAT HAD BEEN CLEANED OFF US



WATER DROPS,
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COLOR ME LEAVING
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THE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT



PLANTS ARE CALLED OPERATORS,   THEY HAVE TO SEE



THAT ALL THE EQUIPMENT IS WORKING RIGHT AND



MAKE SURE THAT WE GO INTO THE RIGHT TANKS,  THE



OPERATORS HAD TO INSPECT ME AND TEST ME IN THE



PLANT LABORATORY TO BE SURE THAT I WAS CLEAN



ENOUGH TO BE PUT BACK INTO THE RIVER,  THE



OPERATORS ALSO HAD TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THAT DIRT



THAT I LEFT BEHIND,





I THINK THE OPERATORS ARE VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE/



DON'T YOU ?
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COLOR ME PASSING MY TEST
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SAY/ I HOPE YOUR CITY WILL CLEAN ME UP AFTER



I VISIT YOUR HOUSE,  WILL YOU DO ME A FAVOR?



ASK YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER IF YOUR CITY HAS



A NICE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT WITH ENOUGH



GOOD OPERATORS,  MAYBE YOU CAN VISIT YOUR



WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AND WATCH THE



OPERATORS MAKE ME CLEAN,





REMEMBER/ WE WATER DROPS WANT TO BE CLEAN



BEFORE WE GO BACK TO THE RIVER,
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THANK YOU MR. OPERATOR
FOR MAKING ME CLEAN.
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COLOR ME CLEAN AND HAPPY
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                                         U.S. Government Printing Office: 1971-760-064
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