Our city filters over 50 million gallons of water a day! New wastewater treatment report available

Our city filters over 50 million gallons of water a day!


Nancy McFarlane: The 2011-2012 Annual Wastewater Collection and Treatment System Report is now available online. This report highlights the performance of the our city’s collection system and wastewater treatment plant.

Our city cleans and filters over 50 million gallons of water a day for Raleigh and several other Wake municipalities. Over 2,300 miles of pipeline and 114 pump stations transport wastwater to our city’s four treatment plants: Neuse River WWTP, Wrenn Road WWTP, Smith Creek WWTP and Little Creek WWTP. Since Raleigh’s first wastewater treatment system was implemented in 1890, steps have been made to reuse and reclaim water for irrigation and other purposes.

I encourage all citizens to dispose of unused medication properly. Medications flushed down the toilet, sink or thrown in the trash can enter our soil and groundwater. To protect our water supply, please take unwanted or expired medications to a local collection site, or seal tightly in a container with coffee grinds or kitty litter before tossing it in the trash.

To request a hard copy of this report, please contact Marti Gibson at Marti.Gibson@raleighnc.gov or call 919-996-4540 to have a copy mailed to you.