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Why We Treat Wastewater

On June 22nd, 1969, the Cuyahoga river caught fire.  Located on the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio, the river was a cesspool of untreated waste and oil that burned for 20 minutes before finally being extinguished.  While the fire itself was not that severe, it did serve to focus the media's attention on the grossly polluted waterways of this nation.  The resulting public outcry is largely responsible for the passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in almost every town, city and borough of this country.

Wastewater, which is the medium used to carry waste away from a community, is comprised mostly of water (99.9%).  But if we choose not to remove that 0.1% of waste, any river that receives it will no longer support aquatic life or human use.

The Town of Strasburg currently operates a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) capable of treating 2,000,000 gallons of raw sewage a day.  The facility is staffed by five state certified operators, 7 days a week, to provide continuous service.  

To learn more about how wastewater treatment works, visit this Wiki site.


Contact Information

Strasburg Wastewater Treatment Plant
PO Box 351
Strasburg, VA   22657

Superintendent of Wastewater
Phone: 540-465-3080
Fax: 540-465-4249

Email: grintenour@strasburgva.com

After Hours Emergencies:
Phone:  540-481-6175; 540-481-0294

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