The City of Valdosta operates two wastewater treatment facilities, the Mud Creek WPCP and the Withlacoochee River Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP).
Mud Creek Treatment Plant
The Mud Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) was originally constructed in 1977 and has had two expansions. The first one in 1986 expanded the plant to treat an average daily flow (ADF) of 3.22 MGD and a peak hourly flow (PHF) of 8.05 MGD. Its most recent expansion project, completed in 2012, increased treatment capacity to an ADF of 5.7 MGD and a PHF of 17.1 MGD. The plant discharges into Mud Creek, which is tributary to the Alapaha river, one of several sub-basins within the Suwannee River Drainage Basin.
Withlacoochee Treatment Plant
The new Withlacoochee River WPCP has a capacity of 12 MGD as an ADF with the capability to treat a PHF of up to 18 MGD and 38 MGD when using its onsite equalization basin. The plant has multiple stages of advanced treatment to provide removal of over 98% of the pollutants in the wastewater stream. It discharges into the Withlacoochee River, one of several sub-basins within the Suwannee River Drainage Basin.