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Wastewater Treatment Plant
Water Treatment Plant

The Pittsburg Wastewater Treatment Plant is located at Olive and the U.S. 69 Bypass in the Southwest portion of the City. 

The WWTP is a fully automated, state of the art facility that treats all raw sewage generated in the community.  The plant incorporates a nutrient removal advanced activated sludge treatment component of 8.0 MGD.  The WWTP has a total peak hydraulic capacity of 48 million gallons per day but on average treats 3.0 MGD of wastewater.  

In 2002, modifications were made to the WWTP.  These modifications were necessary due to more restrictive regulations of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Some of these improvements included ultra-violet disinfection capabilities, sludge management equipment, digester improvements, and Schreiber Process modifications.  Funding for these improvements was in the form of a loan through the Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.  The treatment facility consistently meets and exceeds the requirements of the receiving stream, Middle Cow Creek.

The WWTP is staffed by a crew of six operators, all certified by the State of Kansas. 

Compost Area
WWTP Compost

The City compost area is located inside the Wastewater Treatment Plant grounds.  The hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and CLOSED Fridays.  The site accepts compostable waste such as leaves, grass clippings, garden wastes, and other soft vegetation.  Prohibited items are trash or refuse of any kind, limbs, branches or trees.  The finished compost is available, as is, to the public free of charge.  It takes two to four months for the raw waste to properly compost depending upon weather but yields a very valuable soil enhancement material.

Call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at (620) 230-5590 for availability.

Chris Farinacci
WWTP Superintendent

1920 South Olive
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Ph: (620) 230-5590
Fx: (620) 231-5592
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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