Brian Valliere, Superintendent

Water Reclamation Facility
35 Ironia Road
Mendham, NJ   07945
973-543-7152 #16


"Water has become a highly precious resource. 
There  are  some  places  where  a barrel of water costs more than a barrel of oil."
              -Lloyd Axworthy, Foreign Minister of Canada
  • Wastewater Treatment is the process of filtering and purifying the waste products from sewage water in a municipal sewage system. 
    • Wastewater is transported to the treatment facility where it processed into clean water and returned to the to local waterways.
    • By filtering and purifying wastewater, it is possible to maintain an ample and healthy supply of water to everyone living within the jurisdiction. 
  • The Mendham Borough Water Reclamation Facility processes all wastewater in the Borough and operates around the clock effectively handling domestic sewage.
    • This includes sewage coming from public buildings and businesses as well as residential sewage.
    • The facility makes use of naturally occurring biological organisms to remove a portion of the contamination.
  • ​​During the course of the treatment, all types of waste products are filtered from the water supply.
    • Some examples would include human waste, garbage, and household cleaning chemicals that were dumped into drains.
    • Natural elements, generally referred to as effluents, that ran or leaked into the water supply due to events such as rain or mudslides are also addressed during the process of treating the water. 
  • The Borough's Licensed Operators monitor the process of waste water treatment with great care. 
    • Since contaminated water can lead to a number of health issues for humans as well as damage the surrounding environment

  • There are lots of products that are used in the bathroom. 
  • Some of them are labeled “flushable” but, unfortunately, they are not. 
  • Sanitary Sewer lines are not designed to transport anything but toilet paper, water and human waste.
  • Do not use your toilet as a trash can, anything other than toliet paper can clog the sewage system’s lines and pumps, leading to breakdowns and sewage overflows. 
    • Sewage overflows often require expensive repairs and harm the health of our local waterways.
  • Never flush the following items:
    • Facial tissues
    • Paper towels
    • Baby wipes/hygiene wipes even if labeled flushable
    • All-purpose cleaning wipes
    • Diapers
    • Cigarette butts
    • Dryer sheets
    • Toilet bowl scrubbing pads
    • Cotton swabs
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Cat litter
    • Fats, oils and grease from the kitchen
    • Food scraps from the kitchen

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