ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – To celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd, the St. Louis Zoo gave a behind the scene tour to St. Louis media, highlighting a new water treatment plant and life support system for the new Sea Lion Sound exhibit.
The facility has allowed the St. Louis Zoo to save over 15.5 million gallons of water in 2013.
Sea Lion Sound’s life support system contains miles of piping in a massive underground plant that turns tap water into salt water, filters and disinfects 250,000 gallons of water for the California Sea Lions and Harbor Seals habitat.
Through filtering waste from the exhibits water, the facility has saved over 11 million gallons water from 2012, with the additional savings from better water management at the zoo.
To learn more about Sea Lion Sound, click on St. Louis Zoo.