UTILITIES – WASTEWATER
The City of Anderson maintains two wastewater treatment facilities. The Rocky River WWTP has a treatment capacity of 9.5 million gallons per day. The Generostee WWTP has a treatment capacity of 10 million gallons per day. The city also operates and maintains 5 pump stations, approximately 6,643 manholes, and 1,473,120 linear feet (280 miles) of gravity line.
Rocky River Wastewater Treatment Plant (9.5 MGD)
Generostee Wastewater Treatment Plant (10 MGD)
VISION: To be a respected leader in wastewater treatment through excellent service in addition to the protection of our environment and community using state of-the-art innovative technologies and sound scientific principles as our guide.
MISSION: To operate an efficient and first-class water and wastewater system for the City of Anderson and the surrounding area in order to provide our citizens and businesses with the highest quality of life. To provide quick response to the needs of our customers at a fair and reasonable cost while continuously planning for the future.
- Customer confidence
- Community Partnership
- Environmental stewardship
- Cost effectiveness
- The History of the City of Anderson Wastewater System
- Standard Specification for Construction of Gravity and Force Main Sanitary Sewerage Systems
- Water and/or Sewer Delegated Review Program Checklist
- Sewer Use Ordinance
The wastewater division oversees:
- Rocky River WWTP – 9.5 MGD
- Genersotee Creek WWTP – 10 MGD
A preventive maintenance program can help you avoid a sanitary sewer system back-up or overflow. Frequently, such sewer problems are the result of materials such as fats, oils and grease being deposited into the sewer system. Being lighter than water, such materials tend to accumulate at the top and sides of sewer pipes and can build up until a blockage occurs. Often, the end result is property and/or environmental damage.
Be a smart system user by following these helpful hints.
- Avoid pouring grease, fats, and cooking oils down your drain.
- Bag your food scraps and dispose of them along with your household garbage or by utilizing a composter.
These simple steps will help the environment and save money.