As New Castle Public Works Director Scot Treece led a group of eighth grade students around the first lagoon at the waste water treatment plant, he pointed to garbage along the lagoon’s edge.
“This is why you don’t flush certain things,” he said. “They end up here.”
On the lagoon’s edge? A few toy cars. But mostly? It was plastic tampon applicators. Dozens, hundreds of them. Treece told the group he once found a dog leash.