How do we know that the plants are run well?
The Wastewater Treatment Plant operates under a discharge permit issued by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, by authority of the US Environmental Protection Agency. This discharge permit specifies operating conditions, including strict discharge limitations on the final effluent. Operating personnel are required to be certified by the State Wastewater Operator Certification Board, at a level corresponding to the level of complexity and the design flow of the plant. The plant is also inspected annually by staff from TDEC’s Regional Environmental Assistance Office.

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1. What is wastewater?
2. What is wastewater treatment?
3. How much wastewater does the Bartlett plants treat?
4. How do we know that the plants are run well?
5. How long does it take to clean the wastewater?
6. What are biosolids?
7. Why doesn’t the city just put biosolids in the landfill?