Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF)

Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF)

Water Pollution Control Facility
330  Richard White Way
Fairfield, CT 06824
Administrative Office: (203) 256-3140
Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

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The Water Pollution Commission Authority meets on the third Wednesday of each month

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Mission Statement

The Wastewater Treatment Plant of Fairfield is entrusted with protecting the health of Fairfield residents and environment by transporting and treating wastewater to ensure pollutants do not enter the Long Island Sound. On average, eight million gallons of wastewater are generated in Fairfield, treated and discharged safely each day.

About Us

The Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and biosolids (sludge) composting facility located on One Rod Highway (Richard White Way). The plant has a rated capacity of 9 million gallons per day (MGD) on an average basis, and currently treats and discharges over 8 MGD to Long Island Sound. The plant performs tertiary treatment, nutrient (nitrogen) removal, and disinfection of wastewater (effluent). The plant is capable of handling peak flows of up to 25 MGD during rain and storm events. Over 95% of the pollutants are removed, generating biosolids waste (sludge). This residual is reduced by anaerobic digestion, to approximately 3,750 tons per year. This is then mixed with the Town’s discarded chipped brush to be composted into a valuable organic soil amendment. The collection system consists of 205 miles of sewer lines and eight pump stations located in various sections of Town. At all times,  operations and components of the WPCF are needed to perform at optimum levels as per our NPDES permit and in accordance with State and Federal standards.

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