Stanley K. Martin, Plant Superintendent
Kenneth Lowe, Assistant Plant Superintendent
1638 New Statenville Hwy.
Valdosta, Georgia 31606
Phone: 229-333-1855 or 229-259-5422
Wastewater is treated through a series of mechanical and biological processes to assist nature with the removal of pollutants introduced by humans during the use of water. The Mud Creek WPCP is designed to process domestic, commercial, and light industrial wastewater to meet Ga EPD’s, (Environmental Protection Division) NPDES, (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) requirements, effluent quality limitations have been written into the plant’s NPDES discharge permit. When properly operated, the effluent discharged by the Mud Creek WPCP can conform to the current water quality standards established in the NPDES permit.
With the most recent expansion/upgrade, which included building new treatment process and upgrading existing structures to a modified Ludzack-Ettinger Process (MLE). Innovative technologies, including high-efficiency turbo blowers, high-level ultraviolet disinfection, fine bubble diffusion system and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system were incorporated to improve efficiency of plant operations and maintenance and meet the new permit effluent limits.
The major process systems are listed below in order of flow through the treatment plant:
- Treatment Plant Influent Pumping Station (IPS)
- Plant Headworks
- Activated Sludge Process
- Tertiary Filtration System
- Reaeration System
- Ultra-violet (UV) Disinfection
- Chemical Storage and Feed system
- Solids Handling Systems
Treatment Plant Utilities:
- Plant Potable Water system
- Plant Re-use Water
Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance (O/M)
Operation of treatment plant is 24/7, with 3-eight hour shifts.
All treatment plant operators are certified State of Georgia Wastewater Treatment System Operators.
All the maintenance at facility is performed by Central Maintenance personnel.
Request a Plant Tour
The Utilities Department has an active public education program and conducts tours and classes for hundreds of students of all ages at its two wastewater plants, as well as at its water plant. The wastewater plants have frequent visits from the public and various wastewater professionals from all over the Southeast. Persons wishing to view the plants need to contact Mud Creek at 229-333-1855 between 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM to schedule a tour. Groups of up to 100 people may be accommodated at one time if notice is given, and after hours visits may be arranged by special request.