Wastewater Treatment Plant
1625 Sunset Avenue, Lansing, Michigan
- Treats an average of 20 million gallons of wastewater each day
- Designed for annual average flow of 37 million gallons per day (MGD) for complete treatment
- Primary treatment capacity is 107 MGD sustained flow with secondary and tertiary treatment capacity of 49 MGD
- Receives flow from 22,000 acres in the City of Lansing, Lansing Township and portions of Delhi Township
- Serves a population of 155,000
The City operates the treatment facility under a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The government has mandated that we treat the wastewater to specified levels of metals, nutrients, and chemicals before discharge to the Grand River.
The city's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is the largest WWTP in the region with a current capacity of treating up to 50 million gallons of wastewater per day.