Waste Water Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Where does wastewater come from? Where does it go?
Water from your home’s sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and washing machine flows through a collection system of pipes to one of the wastewater treatment plants. Businesses and industries also discharge wastewater from restrooms, kitchens and manufacturing processes. Once at the treatment plant the cleaning of wastewater begins by removing the solids and discharging the clean water to surface waters. The Crowders Creek Plant discharges to the Crowders Creek and the Long Creek Plant discharges to the South Fork River. The solids, which are removed, are treated and land applied as a fertilizer on 2000 acres of private farmland throughout Gaston County.
Upgraded Long Creek WWTP Increased Capacity from 8 million gallons per day to 16 million gallons per day Nutrient Removal Enhanced (Phosphorus and Nitrogen)
Construction at Crowders Enhanced Nutrient Removal in 2000-01 which included the addition of Nitrogen Removal (Phosphorus Removal was already in place)