Every year in the U.S., the equivalent of 170,000 Mississippi Rivers’ worth of untreated sewage gets dumped into lakes and rivers due to aging infrastructure and unpredictable storms.

That’s according to Rapid Radicals Technology (RRT), a Milwaukee water startup that’s working to change that statistic.

The company was founded by Paige Peters and came out of a project she worked on as a Marquette University civil engineering graduate student. Through that research, Peters established proof of concept for the high-rate wastewater treatment technology she’s now working to commercialize through Rapid Radicals.

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