Wastewater Treatment

Plant Information
The WWTP is a conventional activated sludge plant operated in a plug flow valve configuration. The WWTP provides treatment to the industrial and domestic users of water within the City of Troy and surrounding areas of Miami County including Casstown. The WWTP treats an average of 5.5 million gallons per day. The plants design capacity is 7 million gallons per day. The plant effluent is discharged to the Great Miami River.

Bathroom Wipes Blamed for Sewer Clogs
The City of Troy has recently experienced problems with clogged pumps at various locations throughout the sewer system.  These problems have been traced to the use of bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable.  Read more about the problem and possible solutions in this article.
The City of Troy Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) operates under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued by EPA.

Sanitary Sewer Pumping Stations
The WWTP also operates and maintains 9 sanitary sewer pumping stations located throughout the city.
Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program
The WWTP administrates the Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program (MIPP) for significant industrial water users. There are currently 6 permitted industries in this program.

Biological Disposal
The WWTP Contracts with Synagro Technologies for bio-solids de-watering and disposal.

The WWTP is staffed with 9 full time employees that handle administration, operations, maintenance, and laboratory / process control activities. This staff is dedicated to keeping surface and ground water safe and protecting one of the earth’s most valuable resources.