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Wastewater Treatment Department

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The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the wastewater collection system to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. These lines lie both inside the corporate limits and outside for industrial and commercial development. Whenever Public Works employees, vehicles and equipment are used in servicing these lines, these costs are booked against this account to accurately reflect the true costs of providing these services. Fees are charged to the users to recover the costs of collecting wastewater and its treatment.

Routine repairs and maintenance of sewer lines are provided by Public Works. Money has been set aside for materials and supplies for miscellaneous sewer line extensions or repairs that may be required during the fiscal year. This account also includes costs to operate and maintain all sewer pump stations in the system. At present, the town has 6 stations, Green Oaks, Trail Drive, Rt. 220, Powder Mill, Altice Mill Road, and Rt. 122. 
 The Town of Rocky Mount operates a 2.0 MGD wastewater treatment facility located approximately 1 mile east of the corporate limits. Constructed in 1995, the plant is a state-of-the-art facility with a discharge permit into the PiggRiver. The facility and its treatment process comply with Virginia Health Department and Department of Environmental Quality and rated as a Class I plant. The facility is a conventional treatment plant utilizing aerobic digestion and UV light treatment, two primary digesters, sedimentation basins, and belt press operation. The Town is required to dispose of sludge produced at the plant at the county landfill. Four full-time operators are employed, including the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, who holds a Class I license.
The plant is a benchmark for other treatment facilities in the state because of its design and the maintenance provided by the WWTP Superintendent and his staff. The plant consistently performs well above minimum standards established in the regulatory permit issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

Contact Information:


Tim Burton, 

Superintendent - Wastewater Treatment Plant
Town of Rocky Mount
345 Donald Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA  24151
Phone: 540-483-1202
Fax: 540-483-8830

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