Brian Vallier, 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

Waste water treatment is a process that filters the waste products from sewage water in municipal sewage systems.  By filtering and purifying waste water, it is possible to maintain an ample and healthy supply of water to everyone living within the jurisdiction.  The Mendham Borough plant operates around the clock effectively handling domestic sewage.

                Waste Water treatment Facility processes all wastewater in the Borough. This includes sewage coming from public buildings and businesses as well as residential sewage. 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. 
                Here in Mendham we 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, our system makes use of naturally occurring biological organisms to remove a portion of the contamination.
  • 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.
  • Wastewater is transported to the treatment facility where it processed into clean water and returned to the to local waterways.
  • Do not use your toilet as a trash can, anything other than toliet paper can clog the Sewer 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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