CSO Control Facility, City of Detroit, MI


Courtesy of Veolia Water Technologies North America

The City of Detroit has one of the largest wastewater treatment facilities in the United States. Currently, the Wastewater Treatment Plants service the needs of 35% of the state’s population contained within Detroit and 76 other communities in a service area of more than 946 square miles.

During wet weather conditions, this 946 square mile area generates huge volumes of runoff. Historically, the overtaxed sewer system would potentially divert more than 3.5 BGD of untreated waste water to Lake Erie in direct violation of state regulations.

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