Q: Does the City provide tours of the Wastewater Treatment Plant?
A: Yes, you can obtain information regarding a tour by calling (413) 499-9304.
Q: How much wastewater is treated at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in one day?
A: As of 1995, 12,000,000 gallons of wastewater flow are treated per day.
Q: How are sludges in the Plant processed for disposal?
A: All sludges are digested in the anaerobic digesters, dewatered to approximately 20% solids, and then hauled to an incinerator in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Q: Where does the facility discharge the treated effluent?
A: The Housatonic River in accordance with an EPA discharge permit.
Q: Does the storm water system in the streets discharge to the sanitary sewer collection system then ultimately flow to the Wastewater Treatment Plant?
A: No, the storm water systems typically discharge to a nearby water body.
Q: When was the Wastewater Treatment Plant built?
A: The first treatment plant on the Holmes Road site was built circa 1900 with upgrades in 1915, 1937, 1963, 1976, and 1989.