Portland State University -- Department of English
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
1 online resource (iii, 133 p.)
Sewage, Sewage disposal -- Oregon -- Portland, Water quality management -- Oregon -- Portland
This creative nonfiction thesis tells a story of how water turns into waste. With Portland, Oregon as a base, the reader visits a wastewater treatment plant, several buried and lost streams, a high-tech sewage processor, stormwater education classes, a stormwater management conference, several "green" streets, sewage construction zones, and sewage-related parks. The thesis explores how Western sewage systems came to be, and how wastewater management might change in the future.
Ekman, Lisa, "Down the Drain: A Story of Sewage" (2010). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1296.