Village Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a secondary treatment facility using trickling filter technology, with a design capacity of 500,000 gallons per day (gpd) average daily flow. On average, the plant handles 250,000 gpd with low flows of less than 100,000 gpd occurring in the middle of the night and peak flows averaging 400,000 to 600,000 gpd occurring during the morning (8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.), following a predictable diurnal pattern. Effluent from the plant is discharged into the Great Brooke, which is a trout feeder stream.
The plan receives flow from residential and commercial properties within the Village of Victor and 300 connections within the Town of Victor. No major industries exist within the service area, other than Victor Insulators, which operates their own discharge at their facility and conveys only sanitary flow to the Village WWTP.
The plant was originally built in 1945 as a primary treatment plant. Aerated lagoons were added in the 1950s to expand the plant to achieve a minimum of secondary treatment. The plant was later expanded in the 1970s and 1980s, replacing the aerated lagoons with two trickling filters as the biological treatment process. The trickling filters media was upgraded from rock to cross-linked plastic media in 1994. While the lagoons are sill on-site, they are currently used to hold excess flow during wet weather events.
Recent improvements within the last 10 years included new screenings facilities, new wet weather pumping station, and new trickling filter recirculation pump station in 2004. The lighting in the main equipment building was last replaced in 1996.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact:
Jon McConnell, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
A reminder to residents, commercial and residential:
PLEASE no dumping of grease and oil down sinks. This has caused substantial problems with sewer backups in the Village. When grease is poured down the drain, the minute that it hits the cold water it forms a ball and causes sewer backup. Please pour grease into a closed container and dispose of it when it is cool enough to place into your garbage.
In addition, do not pour paints and thinners or any prescription medicine down your drains. The Village treats everything that goes down the drain. These products cause problems with the treatment of our wastewater.