What services does the wastewater treatment plant provide?
We treat wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial users in our service area. The service area serves the City of Jackson, State Prison of Southern Michigan, parts of Blackman, Summit, Spring Arbor / Sandstone, and Napoleon townships. Approximately 80,000 people are served by the wastewater treatment plant.

The wastewater treatment plant receives about 12 million gallons per day or 15 million gallons per month. Presently the wastewater treatment plant can treat 18.8 million gallons per day.

The activated sludge treatment process removes pollutants from the wastewater that is received. As part of the treatment process, the plant produces biosolids. The biosolids are treated and recycled onto area farm fields as a soil enhancement and fertilizer or it is disposed of at the county landfill. Approximately 3 million gallons are placed on area farm fields annually and about 2,000 cubic yards per year are disposed of at a county designated landfill.

The city’s on-site and contract laboratory personnel perform multiple chemical tests on the influent (the incoming wastewater), on the treatment processes throughout the plant, and on the effluent (the plant discharge water). Our laboratory personnel also monitor and sample the influent flow from our township customers.

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1. Do you give tours of the wastewater treatment plant?
2. Do you accept septic tank waste?
3. What do I do if I have had a chemical spill and it went into the sanitary sewer?
4. What should I do if I have a backup in my sewer?
5. Do you accept wastewater from recreational vehicles at the Wastewater Treatment Plant?
6. Can I dump some unknown materials down the sewer?
7. What are the wastewater treatment plant's funding sources?
8. What services does the wastewater treatment plant provide?
9. Where is the Wastewater Treatment Plant located?