Current Descriptive Data of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 29 Dec 2016

Data containing municipal wastewater treatment plant design other features, with data current through the most recent survey.

Tags: water, treatment, facility, waste, design, spdes

This dataset has the following 35 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Permittee Namepermittee_nametextThe permittee names are given using the notations: (C) - City; (T) - Town; (V) - Village; (H) - Hamlet; SD - Sewer District; WWTP - Waste Water Treatment Plant; EFC - New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation; NYC DEP - New York City Department on Environmental Protection. Privately owned facilities and those municipally-owned treatment plants which provide service other than to the general populace have been excluded.
Facility Namefacility_nametextThe facility names are given using the notations: (C) - City; (T) - Town; (V) - Village; (H) - Hamlet; SD - Sewer District; WWTP - Waste Water Treatment Plant; EFC - New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation; NYC DEP - New York City Department on Environmental Protection. Privately owned facilities and those municipally-owned treatment plants which provide service other than to the general populace have been excluded.
CountycountytextRefers to the county in which the treatment plant is located
SPDES Numberspdes_numbertextRefers to the New York State Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit number; additional information may be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6054.html.
Chief Operatorchief_operatortextRefers to the person or business designated as chief operator by the permittee.
Phone Numberphone_numbertextThe telephone number used to contact the chief operator.
Receiving Waterbodyreceiving_waterbodytextIndicates the name of the receiving waters to which the facility discharges.
Drainage Basindrainage_basintextIndicates the major basin in which the discharge is located according to the following code: 01 - Lake Erie - Niagara River; 02 - Allegheny River; 03 - Lake Ontario & Minor Tribs; 04 - Genesee River; 05 - Chemung River; 06- Susquehanna River; 07 - Seneca - Oneida - Oswego Rivers; 08 - Black River; 09 - St. Lawrence River; 10 - Lake Champlain; 11 - Upper Hudson River; 12 - Mohawk River; 13 - Lower Hudson River; 14 - Delaware River; 15 - Passaic - Newark Rivers; 16 - Housatonic River; 17 - Atlantic Ocean - Long Island Sound
Stream Classstream_classtextIndicates the water quality classification of the receiving waters. Additional information regarding stream class designations may be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/2485.html and https://data.ny.gov/Energy-Environment/Waterbody-Classifications/8xz8-5u5u.
Year Builtyear_builtnumberRefers to the year when the existing treatment plant was first constructed.
Year Updatedyear_updatednumberRefers to the year in which the most recent improvement to the treatment facility were made, if any; field will be blank if no information on recent improvement is available.
Design Flowdesign_flownumberIndicates the design flow of the treatment plant in units of million gallons per day (gpd), as indicated in the most recent SPDES permit.
Plant Classplant_classtextRefers to the certification required for the chief operator based on scoring of the plant’s treatment train (additional information may be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8707.html): Activated Sludge Treatment, with a definition of a biological treatment process in which a mixture of wastewater and activated sludge is agitated and aerated. The activated sludge is subsequently separated from the treated wastewater by sedimentation and wasted or returned to the process as needed. 4A: plant score greater than 75 points; 3A: plant score between 56 and 75 points; 2A: plant score between 31 and 55 points; 1A: plant score or less than 30 points. Any biological oxidation process other than activated sludge. 4: plant score greater than 75 points; 3: plant score between 56 and 75 points; 2: plant score between 31 and 55 points; 1: plant score or less than 30 points. Exemptions: Septic systems followed by subsurface leaching facilities with eventual discharge to ground waters, regardless of design capacity; Septic tanks followed by open or covered intermittent sand filters, with design capacity less than 50,000 gpd; and wastewater treatment plants which treat industrial wastes exclusively are exempt from having a certified chief operator or assistant/shift operator.
Population Servedpopulation_servednumberRefers to the estimation of people living within the service area and connected to the facility.
Number Employeesnumber_employeesnumberRefers to the number of employees at the facility. The term “+P/T” refers to the fact the facility also has some part time employees.
Collection Systemcollection_systemtext“S” indicates that the tributary collection system is a separate one; “C” indicates a combined sewer system.
Equalizationequalizationtext.: NOT SPECIFIED; A: AERATED; CS: CSO SPECIFY TREATMENT; S: SUMP; T: SURGE TANK; VF: VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE PUMPS.
Screeningscreeningtext.: NOT SPECIFIED; B: BAR RACK/SCREEN (1/2" TO 2" OPENINGS); BH: BAR RACK/SCREEN (HAND CLEANED); BM: BAR RACK/SCREEN (MECHANICALLY CLEANED); C: COMMINUTOR/BAR MUNITOR; CB: BAR MUNITOR; CC: COMMUNITOR; CI: IN PIPE COMMUNITOR; F: FINE SCREEN (LESS THAN 1/8" OPENINGS); FH: FINE SCREEN, HAND CLEANED; FM: FINE SCREEN, MECHANICALLY CLEANED; R: COARSE RACK; RH: COARSE SCREEN-HAND CLEANED; RM: COARSE SCREEN-MECHANICALLY CLEANED; SR: SCREEN RACK (SELF CLEANING); WW: WEDGE WIRE SCREEN (ROTATING/FIXED).
Grit Removalgrit_removaltext.: NOT SPECIFIED; A: AERATED GRIT CHAMBER; C: GRIT CHAMBER (GRAVITY SEPARATION); CC: GRIT CLASSIFIER; CM: GRIT CHAMBER MECHANICAL GRIT REMOVAL; D: CYCLONE DEGRITTER; DT: DETRITUS TANKS; M: MECHANICALLY MIXED AIRLIFT GRIT CHAMBER; V: VORTEX GRIT CHAMBER.
Pretreatmentpretreatmenttext.: Not Specified; A: AERATION; C: CLARIFIER; CO: COAGULATION; G: CHLORINE GAS; H: HYPOCHLORITE; O: OTHER MEANS; OA: GREASE REMOVAL DIFFUSED AIR; OG: GREASE TRAP; P: POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE; SB: SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR; ST: SETTLING TANK.
Primary Settlingprimary_settlingtext.: NOT SPECIFIED; D: TWO STORY (CLARIGESTER); I: IMHOFF TANK/DOTEN TANK; M: MECHANICALLY CLEANED CLARIFIER; P: PLAIN CLARIFIER WITH HOPPER BOTTOM; PR: PRECIPITATION; S: SEPTIC TANK; SG: SPIRAGESTER; SI: INDIVIDUAL SEPTIC SYSTEM; ST: SETTLING TANK; T: TUBE SETTLER; TS: TRAY SETTLERS; UB: FACILITY UNBUILT.
Intermediate Treatmentintermediate_treatmenttext.: NOT SPECIFIED; AM: MODIFIED AERATION; C: INTERMEDIATE SETTLING; F: FLOCCULATION; G: COAGULATION; P: PRECIPITATION; RB: ROTATING BIOLOGICAL CONTACTOR; RF: ROUGHING TRICKLING FILTERS.
Biological Treatmentbiological_treatmenttext.: NOT SPECIFIED; A: HIGH RATE ACTIVATED SLUDGE; C: CONTACT STABILIZATION; D: OXIDATION DITCH; E: EXTENDED AERATION; G: STAGED AERATION; MC: MIXING – COARSE BUBBLE; MF: MIXING – FINE BUBBLE; MM: MIXING – MECHANICAL; N: CONVENTIONAL ACTIVATED SLUDGE; O: PURE OXYGEN ACTIVATED SLUDGE; P: PLUG FLOW ACTIVATED SLUDGE; R: COMPLETE MIX ACTIVATED SLUDGE; RD: ROTATING BIOLOGICAL CONTACTOR; S: STEP AERATION ACTIVATED SLUDGE; SB: SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR; SC: SECONDARY CLARIFIER; T2: TWO-STAGE TRICKLING FILTER; TC: COVERED TRICKLING FILTER; TF: TRICKLING FILTER; TH: HIGH RATE TRICKLING FILTER; TL: LOW RATE TRICKLING FILTER; TS: SYNTHETIC MEDIA TRICKLING FILTER (BIOTOWER).
Filtersfilterstext.: NOT SPECIFIED; AC: ACTIVATED CARBON COLUMNS; DE: DIATOMACEOUS EARTH; MC: MICROFILTRATION (CBUDS); MF: MICROFILTRATION (MEMBRANE); MM: MULTIMEDIA (DUAL MEDIA) FILTRATION; P: PRESSURE FILTERS; PF: PLATE & FRAME; RD: ROTATING DISK; RS: RECIRCULATING SAND FILTERS; S: SAND FILTERS (NOT SPECIFIED); SB: BURIED SAND FILTER; SC: CONTINUOUS BACKWASH SAND FILTERS SI INTERMITTENT SAND FILTERS; SR: RAPID SAND (HIGH RATE) FILTERS.
Disinfectiondisinfectiontext.: NOT SPECIFIED; C: CONTACT TANK; DG: DECHLORINATION; G: CHLORINE GAS DISINFECTION; GB: CHLORINE GAS-BACKUP SYSTEM; GC: CHLORINE GAS – CONTACT TANK; GP: CHLORINE GAS – IN DISCHARGE PIPE; GS: CHLORINE GAS – SEASONAL; H: HYPOCHLORITE DISINFECTION; HB: HYPOCHLORITE – BACKUP SYSTEM; HC: HYPOCHLORITE – CONTACT TANK; HP: HYPOCHLORITE – IN DISCHARGE PIPE; HS: HYPOCHLORITE – SEASONAL; S: SEASONAL; T: CHLORINE TABLETS; TB: CHLORINE TABLETS – BACKUP SYSTEM; TC: CHLORINE TABLETS – CONTACT TANK; UV: ULTRAVIOLET.
Meteringmeteringtext.: NOT SPECIFIED; DM: DOPPLER FLOWMETER; DS: DOSING SIPHON COUNTER; KN: KENNISON NOZZLE; M: FLOWMETER – UNSPECIFIED; MF: MAGNETIC FLOWMETER; OF: OTHER FLUME TYPES; P: PROPELLER/TURBINE; PF: PARSHALL FLUME; PO: PUMP OPERATION TIME; PR: PUMP RECORDS; TP: TRIBUTARY POPULATION; U: ULTRASONIC; VM: VELOCITY METER; VT: VENTURI TUBE; W: WEIR.
Sludge Digestionsludge_digestiontext.: NOT SPECIFIED; A: AEROBIC SLUDGE DIGESTION MECHANICAL AERATION; D: AEROBIC SLUDGE DIGESTION DIFFUSED AERATION; DA: AEROBIC (NOT SPECIFIED); DD: AEROBIC (USING AERATION TANKS); DO: AEROBIC PURE OXYGEN; N: ANAEROBIC SLUDGE DIGESTION (UNSPECIFIED); NP: ANAEROBIC SLUDGE DIGESTION SINGLE STAGE; NS: ANAEROBIC SLUDGE DIGESTION TWO STAGE.
Sludge Thickeningsludge_thickeningtext.: NOT SPECIFIED; A: FLOTATION--AIR; C: IN CLARIFIER ("CLARITHICKENER"); P: GRAVITY; SC: SLUDGE CONCENTRATOR.
Sludge Dewateringsludge_dewateringtext. : NOT SPECIFIED; B: BAG SYSTEM; BP: BELT FILTER PRESS; C: CENTRIFUGE; DD: DRUM DRYER; GT: GRAVITY BELT THICKENER; PF: PLATE & FRAME PRESS; V: VACUUM FILTER (NOT SPECIFIED); VC: VACUUM FILTER (COIL); VF: VACUUM FILTER (FABRIC).
Sludge Conditioningsludge_conditioningtext. : NOT SPECIFIED; FC: FERRIC CHLORIDE; FS: FERROUS CHLORIDE; L: LIME TREATMENT; O: WET AIR OXIDATION; P: POLYMER; PP: POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE; S: IRON SALT OR ALUM; SC: SODIUM CHLORITE; Y: ELUTRIATION.
Sludge Drying Bedssludge_drying_bedstext. : NOT SPECIFIED; C: COVERED DRYING BEDS; CA: COVERED ASPHALT; CS: COVERED SAND; H: HEATED; L: LAGOON DRYING BED; O: OPEN DRYING BED; OA: OPEN-ASPHALT OS: OPEN-SAND RB: REED BEDS V: VACUUM ASSISTED.
Sludge Storagesludge_storagetext. : NOT SPECIFIED; A: HOLDING TANK-AERATED; C: COVERED STORAGE TANKS; CM: COVERED WITH MIXING; DT: DECANT TANKS; L: LAGOON; M: WITH MIXING; O: OPEN STORAGE TANKS.
Sludge Disposalsludge_disposaltext. : NOT SPECIFIED; A: ASH LAGOONS C: COMPOSTING; CO: COMPOSTING - OFF SITE; D: USED FOR FERTILIZER; I: INCINERATED (NOT SPECIFIED); IF: INCINERATED FLUIDIZED BED; IM: MULTIPLE HEARTH INCINERATOR; L: LAGOON; LS: LANDSPREADING; N: LANDFILL; NC: LANDFILL COVER; OS: ON SITE; R: LAND RECLAMATION; S: TO ANOTHER TREATMENT PLANT; T: SCAVENGER.
Lagoonslagoonstext. : NOT SPECIFIED; A: AERATED LAGOONS; FA: FACULTATIVE AERATED; FB: FLOATING BIOLOGICAL CONTACTOR; H: HOLDING LAGOON; O: STABILIZATION; P: SETTLING LAGOON; RB: RECHARGE BED; RF: OVERFLOW RETENTION FACILITY; S: SEEPAGE (NO DISCHARGE); T: EMERGENCY STORAGE ONLY.
Additional Treatmentadditional_treatmenttext. : NOT SPECIFIED; A: CARBON ASORPTION; AS: AIR STRIPPING; B: BREAKPOINT CHLORINATION; BM: STORMWATER BMP; C: CHEMICAL COAGULATION AND SETTLING; CL: COOLING WATER TREATMENT; F: FILTRATION; L: POLISHING LAGOONS; M: MICROSCREENING; N: NITROGEN REMOVAL (NOT SPECIFIED); NA: ONE STAGE BIOLOGICAL NITRIFICATION; NB: TWO STATE BIOLOGICAL NITRIFICATION; ND: DENITRIFICATION; NF: NUTRIENT FEED (AMMONIA); OF: OVERLAND FLOW; OS: OIL SEPARATION; PA: POST AERATION; PB: PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL (BIOLOGICAL); PC: PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL (CHEMICAL); PR: PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL (NOT SPECIFIED); SC: ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION; SI: SPRAY IRRIGATION; ST: SETTLING TANK; TC: TERTIARY CLARIFIER; TS: TUBE SETTLER EFFLUENT POLISHING; U: NEUTRALIZATION; WL: ARTIFICIAL WETLAND; X: CHEMICAL OXIDATION.