Wastewater FAQ

Wastewater FAQ 2016-11-03T09:47:41+00:00
What is required to be an Operator or Mechanic at the WWTP? 2011-12-14T18:20:43+00:00

Operator requirements:

  • Experience must be earned at the type of plant or system for which certification is desired.
  • Level I, 6 months and 35 contact hours within one year of employment.
  • Level II, 1 year and 70 contact hours within two year of employment.
  • Level III, 2 years total, 1 at Class II or higher facility and 300 contact hours within 4 years of employment.
  • Level IV, 3 years total, 2 at Class III or higher facility and 400 contact hours within 5 years of employment.

 Mechanic requirements:

  • Must have extensive pump and motor mechanical experience.
  • Technical troubleshooting.
  • Electrical knowledge.
  • Willingness to understand plant process.



What happens to the solids? 2011-11-01T17:40:32+00:00

Biosolids are removed daily to make room for more waste. They are then sent to a filter belt press which removes excess water, and the remaining material is transported to the landfill for use in composting.

Is the water that is discharged from the plant to Goose Creek safe? 2011-12-09T21:08:59+00:00

Yes, the Wastewater Treatment Plant is regulated by the Department of Environmental Quality and EPA to follow strict discharge guidelines.

Who do we call if an accidental dump has happened? 2011-11-01T16:32:24+00:00

In the event of an accidental dump, please contact the Wastewater Treatment Plant at (307) 674-7038.

What can’t be dumped down the drain? 2011-11-01T16:27:40+00:00

Anything that could potentially harm the biological process of our plant, such as: fats, oils and grease, prescription medicines, all petroleum products, acids, pesticides and harsh cleaners.

Do you utilize effluent water for plant use and what do you use to filter out any impurities? 2011-12-14T19:50:10+00:00

The effluent water is filtered using a 100 micron fileter before it is utilized within the plant. The filtered water is used for the filter belt press wash down process, landscaping and non-potable hose reel system.

What is the plants classification? 2011-10-17T21:35:52+00:00

The plant is classified as a Level IV plant.

Do you have a plant laboratory and personnel? 2011-10-17T21:35:30+00:00

Yes, each backup operator is fully trained in lab analysis and we do have a full time Laboratory Coordinator.

What type of grease process equipment is used? 2011-10-17T21:35:19+00:00

The plant uses an Alar grease removal system/Lakeside septage receiving equipment for inorganic material removal.

Do you provide tours of your plant? 2011-10-17T21:35:04+00:00

Yes, please contact us to schedule a tour. Our contact information can be found in the top left portion of your screen.

Do you land apply your sludge? 2011-10-17T21:34:54+00:00

No, we do not.

What do you do with your treated sludge? 2011-12-14T19:44:50+00:00

Treated and dewatered sludge is transported to the City landfill to be mixed with green waste for composting.

Do you have lagoons? 2011-10-17T21:34:04+00:00

No, we do not.

What is the plant capacity? 2011-12-14T18:25:20+00:00

The plant is rated at 4.4 million gallons per day.

What is the type of processing at the plant? 2011-10-17T21:34:17+00:00

The plant uses an activated sludge extended aeration process.