Wastewater Treatment Plant

Circleville’s sanitary sewer system carries approximately 1.7 million gallons of wastewater to our treatment plant every day. This wastewater is generated by several different sources. One of those sources is your home that generates about 200 gallons of wastewater per day, and is joined in the collection system by several thousand gallons coming from businesses, industries, and institutions.
Aerial view of the Wastewater Treatment Plant
Water Contaminants
Before the wastewater reaches our plant it is in its “raw” stage, which means the water is full of pollutants such as:
  • Bacteria
  • Grit
  • Heavy metals
  • Oil and grease
  • Trash
  • Much more
Sample comparison of water entering the plant and water leaving the plant through the river
Without proper treatment this raw wastewater would be a massive strain on Circleville’s clean water environment not to mention communities that are down stream.

Water Discharge
This is where our treatment plant rises to the challenge by using several different treatment processes to remove 99% of all pollutants and make the water safe for discharge into the Scioto River.

Challenges
Needless to say, the Circleville Wastewater Treatment Plant is the last line of defense against polluting our precious water resource. Knowing this the staff at your public wastewater treatment plant would like the citizens of Circleville to know that we are dedicated to meet the challenges of:
  • Complying with clean water standards on a continual basis
  • Maintaining a professional well trained staff
  • Meeting the needs of a growing community
  • Protecting our water supplies