Wastewater Treatment

After being used for laundry, cooking, sanitary uses, and numerous industrial processes, polluted water flows into your building’s drainage system to begin its return trip to nature. This wastewater is joined by millions of gallons of water as it flows through an underground pipe and sewer system to reach Orrville’s wastewater plant.

At this water treatment plant, wastewater is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before it is discharged to Little Chippewa Creek. This water eventually reaches the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way, it may be used for agricultural purposes and drinking water, or it might even evaporate and return as rain to replenish our finite water resources. As such, the City of Orrville wastewater plant plays a vital role in protecting the local water supply.