Town of Chapin 2.4 MGD WWTP, Chapin, SC
The conversation to expand the Town of Chapin’s 1.2 MGD lagoon system treatment plant began nearly 20 years ago in 2000. When the Town went into the sewer business to serve the Timberlake area many years ago, they began to use an aerated lagoon to treat their wastewater. As more people asked to tap on, more un-treated sewage went through the system, was treated by that process, and then ran through an outfall pipe approximately 5-miles where it discharged into the Broad River. Now, not only has the extra customers and demand created a need for an upgrade, but environmental standards have been raised that have made it necessary for Chapin to better treat their waste discharge.