The Westside WWTP has completed Phases 1 and 2 of a planned three phase upgrade.
In phase 1, the City of High Point built a new PTF (preliminary treatment facility) and a new odor control system.
In phase 2 the City of High Point constructed new sand filters, a new filter building and an effluent pumping station. Two new earthen berms were also built for flood control.
These upgrades have not affected the Westside plant design/permitted flow of 6.2 MGD (million gallons per day).
The 3rd and most critical phase is currently under way. This includes
replacing the activated sludge system with a state of the art 5 phase
BNR (biological nutrient removal) system. This will allow the Westside
plant to meet or exceed tighter permit limits. This project should be
complete by April of 2017.
The goal of the Westside WWTP is to
provide for the safety of its employees, maintain regulatory compliance
and to protect the natural aquatic environment of the receiving stream.