Yosemite NP proposes overhaul of wastewater system

PARK CITY, Utah — Yosemite National Park officials are proposing an overhaul of the Wawona Wastewater Treatment System, which suffers from an over-taxed and antiquated system for handling human wastes from the southwestern end of the park.

While the park has a few wastewater treatment plant needs, the highest priority has been for the facilities in the Wawona area of the park. More than 1.3 million visitors tour the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia trees each year, stay in the historic Big Trees Lodge (aka Wawona Hotel), or camp out under the trees. The campground accommodates 582 per night, all relying on a wastewater system up to 60 years old.

Read the full story from National Parks Traveler.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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