WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
The Wastewater Treatment Plant is governed by a commission of citizens and the Common Council of Wisconsin Rapids. The plant treats the sewage from Wisconsin Rapids, the Village of Biron, and Village of Rudolph. The plant has a capacity of 5.16 million gallons per day. It serves both residential and industrial customers and treats an average of 3 million gallons per day. Department personnel are responsible for 130 miles of sanitary sewers and 17 lift stations.
Wastewater treatment begins with water and sewage leaving homes and businesses, flowing through a network of pipes and lift stations, and arriving at the plant.
At the plant, treatment begins at the headworks building where self-cleaning bar/filter screens and grit and inorganic solids are removed. Solids are further removed by two 95-foot-diameter primary clarifiers. Those solids are then treated in an anaerobic digester. The waste water flows from the primary clarifiers to biological contact reactors and aeration basins where air and microorganisms help purify the waste water. The water then flows through one of two final clarifiers. The facility also has a phosphorous removal system, and the waste water is disinfected with ultraviolet light before it can be discharged into the Wisconsin River.
Wisconsin Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant – The Clarifier Magazine Article
2540 1st St S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Tel: (715) 421-8237
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
For Sewer related concerns including private lateral issues, please contact the Wastewater Department at 715-421-8237 during the hours of 7 AM – 5 PM.
After hours please call Wood County dispatch at 715-421-8700.