Traverse City Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
View a neat video of the Wastewater Treatment Plant highlighting some of the functions and history of the plant!
The Traverse City Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant serves roughly 15,000 Traverse City residents, roughly 30,000 township residents, and local industries. Capable of treating 8.5 million gallons per day, the TCRWWTP helps protect the sensitive environments of the Boardman River and Grand Traverse Bay. Originally built in 1932, the facility has been upgraded several times, and now employs advanced membrane filtration technology to produce high-quality treated effluent that helps sustain public and environmental health.
Traverse City formed a partnership with CH2M in 1990 to operate and maintain the TCRWWTP. During this 26-year partnership, the city and CH2M have improved operating efficiency, saved millions of dollars in operating costs, and won recognition for excellence in operations and safety from the State of Michigan and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.