The cities wastewater comes to our 2 million gallon per day activated sludge facility where it is treated to an acceptable level before discharging to the Chattooga River. This is a biological process that reduces the organic and solids content of the water to meet a Georgia Environmental Protection Division discharge permit. The plant consists of a Bar Screen, 2 Rotary Drum Screens, 2 Aeration Basins (total 2.4 million gallon capacity), 2 Secondary .5mg Clarifiers, Digester, Septage Receiving Area, Ultra Violet disinfection with chlorination and dechlorination as a back up. Chlorination is accomplished with gaseous chlorine and dechlorination is done with sulfur dioxide.
A Staff of 5 state certified operators fine-tune this biological process to produce environmentally acceptable finished water. The biosolids generated in this plant are digested through a 660,000 gallon Digester and then ran through one of two belt filter presses to be dewatered before it is applied to farmland for ultimate disposal. This is a state approved land application program that has been ongoing for over 20 years. Our program has received state and national recognition and many farmers have benefited from it.
Water Pollution Control
Chris Tuggle, Superintendent
470 Red Oak Road
Summerville, GA 30747