WATER POLLUTION CONTROL
Provide safe, economical, efficient, and uninterrupted wastewater treatment for the entire City of Willard and provide the surrounding owners of septic tank systems with a place for disposal. Endeavor to increase knowledge and skills in modern technology to be able to return water to its natural state upon which all forms of life depend.
The City of Willard Water Pollution Control Plant continues to make capital improvements ensuring the greatest treatment efficiency, coupled with the opportunity to utilize modern technological advancements. The capital improvement projects have been completed using both local contractors and our own city workforce. A few of the completed capital improvement projects are as follows:
The following is a short list of capital improvement projects in the planning phases:
1. Painting of blower air transmission lines
2. Rehabilitation project for the next clarifier
3. Refurbishment project for the belt filter press
Welcome to the City of Willard's Water Pollution Control Plant's Web Page! The treatment plant utilizes very modern technology such as an Aerobic Vertical Loop Reactor System, Algae Sweep Clarifier Cleaning System, Ultraviolet Light Disinfection, and Combined Sewer Storm Water Overflow Screening and Filtering Systems. The Plant is capable of handling 7.2 MGD. Excess storm flows are diverted to a combined sewage storm water lagoon. Floatables and grit are removed and the overflow is filtered before it is discharged. The Lagoon can store up to 22.6 Million Gallons.Plant treatment consists of preliminary screening, grease removal, grit separation, and septage receiving. Secondary treatment is accomplished by a vertical loop reactor, followed by clarification, ultraviolet light disinfection, and a cascade step aeration system to increase dissolved oxygen. Design daily flow is 4.5 MGD with an annual daily average above 2.0 MGD.
Sludge is processed from aerobic digesters that have decanting tanks for thickening. A belt press converts the sludge into a recyclable biosolids cake. The plant consistently meets the clean heavy metal criteria. Even though the cake meets the Class A pathogen requirements by testing, the plant does not have a process to further reduce pathogens and assumes a Class B status. The biosolids are spread over local farm fields, and are greatly desired for their nutrient values.
The department manages an industrial pretreatment program very closely so that the plant can produce quality discharge effluent and maintain the class A or B biosolids status.
The City of Willard owns and operates a combined storm water and sewage treatment lagoon. The lagoon is located at the corner of 7 B&O Pike East and Keefer Street. The overflow discharges to Jacobs Creek which empties into Holiday Lakes.
The City of Willard is authorized by its NPDES Permit #2PD00005*MD to discharge from its combined storm water and sewage lagoon under extreme wet weather conditions. This is not a violation.
During such overflows, bacteria counts or other pollutants may exceed the safe levels for downstream users such as recreational activities, i.e. swimming, water skiing, etc.
If an overflow occurs, the public is notified by publishing the overflow event in the Willard Times-Junction newspaper and Holiday Lakes is notified.
For further information, please contact Scott Pifher, Superintendent, at 419.933.7515, firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 419.935.2223.