The City of Hastings Wastewater Treatment Plant is responsible for treating all residential and commercial sanitary sewage generated in the City Limits. Sewage is transported through the collection system, which includes two (2) Lift Stations to raise the liquid to a level from which it can flow by gravity to the WWTP. The processes which are utilized in the wastewater treatment system include raw sewage pumping, primary serttling, biological secondary treatment, and ultraviolet disinfection. Plant Operators also monitor and perform laboratory analysis on the sewage as it undergoes treatment at the Wastewater Plant. The treated sewage must meet stringent State and Federal Standards before it can be discharged to the Thornapple River.
WWTP staff are present at the Plant five days a week from 7:00 AM till 3:30 PM. Problems occurring outside normal working hours will trigger alarms that automatically call employees to respond as needed. Staff is available during normal working hours to answer questions and concerns from our customers. Tours are available for interested citizens, students, and civic groups. Please call (269) 945-3083 and Plant employees will be happy to assist you.