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Wastewater

watersBCWS’s wastewater system serves about 100,000 people in Butler County. We operate two regional wastewater treatment plants: LeSourdsville and Upper Mill Creek; and four satellite treatment plants: Wade Mill, Alamo Heights, New Miami and Queen Acres. The six plants treat about 20 million gallons of wastewater every day and have a combined permitted discharge flow of 33 million gallons per day.

What is wastewater?
Wastewater is simply used water. It includes substances such as human waste, food scraps, oils, soaps and chemicals. In homes, it comes from sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers. In addition, businesses and industries contribute their share of wastewater that must be treated.

How is wastewater treated?
Wastewater is treated with the use of biological, chemical and physical processes. Wastewater treatment removes solids and biological pollutants, treating the water to acceptable levels before returning clean water, called effluent, back into the environment.

For a more detailed description of the wastewater treatment process, click on this link to see what it takes to return clean, treated water to the environment.

WASTEWATER FORMS -PUBLICATIONS & PUBLIC NOTICES


Septic Tanks

Sewer Use Rule

Trucked Waste Discharge Application

Trucked Waste Rules and Regulations

Stormwater Elimination Program


Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reports

2021 SSO Report

2020 SSO Report

2019 SSO Report

2018 SSO Report

2017 SSO Report

2016 SSO Report

2015 SSO Report