Wastewater is the dirty water that goes down the drains and toilets in your home, school, or business. It needs to be cleaned and disinfected before it is released into the environment. Locally, most wastewater is treated by the LOTT Clean Water Alliance at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant. View this slideshow to see the main steps in the treatment process. For more details see the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant Guide (PDF) or visit our LOTT website.