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Descriptive Data of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants


The present issue is an updating of the 1992 edition and contains information which is current through January 2004.

Descriptive Data of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants in New York State (1,060 KB pdf)


A pamphlet containing descriptive data on public sewer systems and sewage treatment plants in New York State was first published in 1927 and subsequently revised and updated in 1929, 1935, 1941, 1952, 1976, 1978,1981, 1983, 1987 and 1992. Previously known as the New York State Health Department Bulletin No. 20 for the years 1927 - 1952, these publications satisfied a general demand for the descriptive information that is contained in the document.

This update process included a survey of all Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). We obtained a response rate of 80 percent. Included in the appendix is a sampling of the various statistical comparisons that can be developed from the stored data. Tables compare the types of facilities and plant designs found in this survey with those that were shown in the 1952, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1992 and 1999 reports.

In addition to the tables described above, the descriptive data identifies the treatment units associated with each plant and provides the following additional information:

  • Permittee Name
  • Facility Name
  • County Name
  • SPDES Number
  • Chief Operator
  • Phone Number
  • Receiving Waterbody
  • Drainage Basin / Stream Class
  • Year Built / Updated
  • Design Flow(MGD) / Plant Class
  • Population Served
  • Number of Employees

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