Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

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Larry Wright, Plant Superintendent/ORC
736 Tot Dellinger Rd.
Cherryville, NC 28021
Phone: (704) 435-1739
Fax: (704) 435-1713
Email: lwright@cityofcherryville.com

In the 1960's Cherryville had only three treatment ponds located throughout the City to treat their wastewater. In 1981, Cherryville built its first and only wastewater treatment plant.

This facility is located on Tot Dellinger Road just outside the city limits beside the Water Plant. The Plant is an activated sludge plant designed to treat 2 million gallons per day. This facility discharges it into Indian Creek below the dam. The biosolids generated by the facility are land applied to farmland near the plant. These biosolids serve as fertilizer for local farmers to grow their crops.

This facility also has its own State Certified Lab (#164), where plant samples and State required parameters are run daily.

The North Carolina Department of Environment Health and Natural Resources inspects this facility annually.

Cherryville WWTP is responsible for treatment of domestic, industrial and commercial wastewater that must adhere to all State and Federal regulations and permits relating to Indian Creek.

Mission Statement

"To protect public health and the environment for our City by providing high quality wastewater treatment services in an effective, efficient, and responsive manner. To always meet State regulations and stay in compliance with the plant's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) permit."