WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT
SUPERINTENDENT: Chris Cossette
OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE OPERATORS
Kevin Taranko Pat Foster John Dickenson
The Ludington Wastewater Treatment Plant was built in 1974 & 1975 and began Operation in April 1975. The plant has 31 acres of aerated lagoons, which hold 90 million gallons for biological treatment. Lagoon effluent enters the plant's two (2) upflow clarifiers for phosphorus and solids removal using ferric chloride as a flocculation agent. Effluent is chlorinated for disinfection and discharged to the Pere Marquette River. Sludge from the clarifiers is pumped directly to a sludge storage lagoon. The plant presently runs one eight-hour shift, seven days a week.
The Plants collection system collects wastewater from homes, businesses, and industries and includes sixty-five (65) miles of sanitary sewer, eleven (11) lift stations operated by the City of Ludington and seven (7) operated by other municipalities.
The Ludington Wastewater Plant services the City of Ludington, Pere Marquette Charter Township, Amber Township, City of Scottville, and West Shore Community College located in Victory Township.
The Plant treats approximately 2.5 million gallons of sewage each day.
For additional information, please contact Mr. Chris Cossette at (231) 843-3190.