Wastewater Treatment

Functions of the Southside Waste Water Treatment Plant

This department is responsible for maintaining and operating the Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant, a 2.9 million gallon/day (MGD) extended aeration, activated sludge plant with average daily flows of 2.0 MGD. The plant receives wastewater from the collection system and treats it in accordance with state and federal regulations and permitting guidelines. The wastewater plant recycles effluent for plant production and wash down and continues to seek other areas for effluent reuse. This department also operates a laboratory responsible for process analysis and control, hauls sludge, and maintains a land application sludge disposal site. Educational tours may be available upon request.