3626 London West Road
Shelby’s Waste Water Treatment Plant is located on London West Rd. north of the city.
904,051,000 gallons were treated in 2011. All waste is decomposed biologically. The only chemicals added are chlorine to kill disease-causing bacteria and sodium bisulfite to remove the chlorine before the final effluent from the plant is discharged. The wastewater is monitored continuously for a variety of parameters to ensure that no stream degradation will occur.
Superintendent Charlton Brown and 4 other operators work daily to keep your streams and rivers clean and to maintain an EPA-certified waste water treatment plant.
Click here for the history of the Shelby Wastewater Treatment System compiled by Charlton Brown in 2010.
Wastewater treatment plant: 2012 year end report
The City of Shelby’s wastewater treatment plant is currently a class-2 facility.
There are five wastewater operators that maintain and operate the treatment process.
- The facility is manned 2-shifts per day.
- 8 hour shifts on the weekends.
- Total hours worked for the year 10,900
* The total Annual volume of wastewater treated 752,560,000 gallons.
- Average monthly flow 62,713 million gallons.
- Average daily flow 2.1 million gallons per day.
- Average flow for last year 2.5 million gallons per year.
* The treatment facility used a total of 5,402 pounds of chlorine gas for disinfection.
* The plant used 900 gallons of Sodium Bisulfate; this is to de-chlorinate the water after
killing all pathogenic organisms.
* There was no facility bypasses recorded for the 2012 season.
* The treatment plant produced over 4,199,530 Cu/ft of methane gas for the year, this
is a beneficial by-product of the treatment process. This material is used for the
heating of the boiler system for the heat exchangers.
* The treatment facility recorded a total of 43.11 inches of precipitation for the year,
with a monthly average of 3.6 inches.
* The total amount of sludge or (Bio-solids) that was land applied were 1,274,000
gallons at a cost of $ 28,000
* The treatment facility accepted a total of 4,372,280 gallons of Leachate from our
program, this generated a total of $ 65,366 income.
* There was a contaminant or (Slug) that came to the plant on or around the 4th June,
this substance along with a low level of wastewater contributed to a microbiology
kill. The facility took steps and acquired 60,000 gallons of (seed) or supernatant
from the City of Mansfield’s-WWTP. This process took several weeks for the plant
to come back to normal operation.