of Oxford’s Wastewater plant was originally constructed in 1970 to
serve as a treatment facility for all of Oxford’s industrial users.
was expanded in 1989 to include Oxford’s domestic users as well,
which had previously been served by smaller treatment systems around
the City. Currently, the plant is designed as a Conventional
Activated Sludge Basin facility capable of treating a maximum of
2.17 million gallons per day.
wastewater plant is regulated by several permits that were issued by
the Department Of Environment and Natural Resources these permits
include a discharge of the treated water permit called NPDES
(National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System), a Land
Application Permit which allows us to apply residual sludge to
permitted land in Granville county, and a Storm water permit that
regulates the storm drains on-site.
wastewater plant is currently lab certified to analyze the following
samples collected from the discharge waters of the plant: Total
Suspended Solids, Fecal Coliform, Chlorine, Dissolved Oxygen,
Temperature, and PH.
wastewater plant is also the backbone for the regulation of
industrial waste flows discharged into the city’s sewer system. This
regulation system is called the Pretreatment Program. Within this
system each industry is given pollutant discharge limits that have
been calculated as safe for the sewer collection system as well as
the receiving wastewater plant.
After 6 years and $10.5
million, the expansion of the Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant went
from 2.17 MGD to 3.5 MGD with the construction of a new headworks,
aerated grit removal, influent pump station, oxidation ditch,
splitter box, one secondary clarifier, one return sludge pump
station, two ultraviolet disinfection modules, post aeration,
tertiary filtration, flow monitoring and outfall line. The new
wastewater treatment plant officially came online on September 11,
of Oxford is dedicated to making a continued effort in improving the
water quality of the discharge waters of the wastewater plant.
information call (919) 693-8783 or
send an email to
Dennis Wilson supervises four employees of the Wastewater
Treatment Plant. Dennis has over 20 years experience in the treatment of
wastewaters. His job can be challenging at times, but it is
always rewarding to him to know that he is helping to keep the
waterways of North Carolina clean.
ANNUAL WASTEWATER REPORT