Wastewater treatment in Sewanee

The Sewanee Utility District uses a combination of physical, biological, and chemical processes to treat Franklin and Marion Counties’ wastewater. Sewage first passes through a screen at Bob Stewman Road, so that heavy solids can be filtered out. This process is called primary treatment. Then, the water enters a splitter box, which sends the water to three treatment lagoons for biological treatment.

The gallery below explains how wastewater is treated in the lagoons and what happens with the water afterwards. The slideshow also talks about some of the water quality monitoring processes currently at place.

Simply click on the right arrow to go to the next slide or on the left to go back!

All maps have been created by University of the South student Megan Hopson. Sincere thanks are given to the Sewanee Utility District, the University of the South, and Dr. Christopher Van de Ven for their help in creating the maps.