The Basham Simms Wastewater Facility was built in 2002 and upgraded for advanced nutrient removal and increased capacity to 1.5 mgd in 2010. The average daily wastewater flow is 575,000 gallons per day. There are about 35 miles of sewer lines including 2.5 miles of force mains, four town maintained pump stations and four private pump stations. The treatment process includes coarse screening, grit removal, primary clarification, fine screening, enhanced nutrient removal in a membrane biological reactor, and ultraviolet radiation disinfection.
Protect Your Pipes
Here are some important information about our wastewater system.
Everything you flush down a toilet or down a sink goes through the sewer system to pump stations, which must pump the waste to our Wastewater Treatment Plant on S. 20th Street. It is important that you DO NOT put the following items down your pipes: