The South Burlington Wastewater Treatment Plant began operation in 1971 and has been upgraded twice. The first upgrade took place in 1983 and the second was in 1992. The plant has a capacity to treat 12 million gallons per day (MGD) with an average 7-8 MGD of domestic and industrial sewage. The plant uses a biological process to separate organic matter from the water. Water is disinfected by the addition of chlorine and then dechlorinated before being discharged into Big Alamance Creek. Organic matter (biosolids) removed by the process is treated and used as a soil conditioner on area farmland.
For more information about the South Burlington WWTP contact Rick Asher between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.