Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Aerial view of Blue Plains in 2009

Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world.[1] The plant has a treatment capacity of 370 million gallons per day (mgd) or 1.4 Gl per day, with a peak capacity (partial treatment during large storms) of 1.076 billion gallons per day (4.07 Gl/day).[2]

The facility, operated by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), occupies 150 acres (0.61 km2) in the southwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. and discharges to the Potomac River. It serves over 2 million customers in Washington, large portions of adjacent Prince George's County and Montgomery County in Maryland, and portions of Fairfax County and Loudoun County in Virginia.[1][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant". District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Facilities". District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  3. ^ "What We Do". District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Areas Served by DC Water". District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 

Coordinates: 38°49′13.5″N 77°1′6.7″W / 38.820417°N 77.018528°W / 38.820417; -77.018528