Waste Water Treatment Plant

In 1955, the Town of Elkton acquired the land for the future Waste Water Treatment Plant from Dr. E.B. Miller. In February 2019, the land was expanded by 21 acres after purchasing neighboring land from Circle M Farms. The recently-completed plant upgrades allow the plant to process 800,000 gallons of waste water per day and will meet the needs of our residents for the next 40 years and beyond.

The Elkton Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) plays a crucial role in maintaining the environmental health of our community. Located near the Shenandoah River, the facility treats wastewater from homes and businesses in Elkton before it is safely released back into the environment. This treated water, known as effluent, undergoes rigorous processes to remove harmful contaminants and pollutants, ensuring it meets state and federal water quality standards. The outfall, the point where treated water is discharged, is carefully monitored to protect the river's ecosystem. Advanced treatment technologies at the Elkton WWTP include biological processes, chemical treatments, and physical filtration, which collectively ensure that the water released into the Shenandoah River supports aquatic life and contributes to a clean and healthy waterway for recreational and environmental purposes. Our commitment is to uphold the highest standards of environmental stewardship, safeguarding the Shenandoah River for future generations while providing essential wastewater services to our community.
Ultraviolet Disinfection Basin - Copy
Disc Filtration Basin
Final Clarification Basins - Copy
Final Clarification Basins 2
Centrifuge Building - Copy
Influent Basin - Copy
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Aerobic Digestion Basin - Copy
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Grit Channel_copy - Copy
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