Brian Vallier, Superintendent
Water Reclamation Facility
35 Ironia Road
Mendham, NJ 07945
"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.
- 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
- 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