Nyssa Wastewater System
Fats, Oils & Grease Program
Sewer blockages can be a direct result of fats, oils and grease that you may be unknowingly discharging into the sewer system.
These blockages are a serious problem that can lead to a hazardous sewage spill. The blockages can be caused by a buildup of FOG that creates a clog in the sewer pipe.
Your help is needed to stop these blockages from occurring. In order to stop them, please properly dispose of fats, oils and grease by following these simple instructions:
The removal of a grease blockage and the cleanup associated with a sewage spill is very expensive and may result in liability and property damages. Sewage spills also harm the environment and cause beach closures.
Thank you for your help in preventing blockages and spills.
About Nyssa's Wastewater System
Nyssa's wastewater collection and treatment system is a 3 cell biological lagoon system with reusable wastwater irrigation. The wastewater treatment plan and lagoon systems are located north of the City of Nyssa. The reclaimed wastewater is used to irrigate many acres of farmland. Crops gown on this land are for non-human consumption. This system provides wastewater collection services to the City of Nyssa and also adjacent populated areas. Over 19.7 miles of system line is inspected and maintained through over 200 manhole access points. The four lift stations and the main plant also require constant maintenance. A lift station is located t the former treatment plant on 110 E. 5th St.
Keeping the system operating efficiently, as well as assuring that the city system is in compliance with Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) permit requirements is a challenging task. Increasingly stringent regulations on wastewate treatment and disposal system by the state federal governments will soon require additional extensive upgrades to the system.