Here you will find information on our current projects and treatment process, as well as important info on what not to flush and how we are collecting mercury to keep you safe.

Current Projects

Here are the 2024 Wastewater Treatment Facility’s (WWTF) biggest undertakings: Automation Project: Automation will provide increase options of operations through expanded accessibility, monitoring, and control of all treatment processes and equipment. 1st Stage Trickling Filter/Final Clarifier Improvements Applied for Clean Water Fund (CWF) Loan to fund the estimated $16 million project. The project involves the

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Treatment Process

The Wastewater Treatment Facility is an environmentally friendly water reclamation facility that uses natural filtering and treatment techniques through much of the treatment process. The treatment process results in three end products: Biosolids that are beneficially reused by nearby agricultural lands Clean effluent water that is returned to Lake Michigan Methane gas that is fired

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Mercury Collection

Mercury is a hazardous material that causes serious environmental and health problems. Although it is found naturally, problems arise from its release from man-made products and energy production. Once mercury is released into the environment, it cycles and converts to the toxic form, methylmercury, and is virtually impossible to remove. Mercury is a persistent, bioaccumulative

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What Not to Flush

MPU’s Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) treats water from the residents and businesses in Manitowoc. While they have a robust treatment process, it is incredibly helpful if the community keeps some items out of the sewer lines. What are some of these items? Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG) belong in the garbage, not down the drain.

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