City of Pikeville
The Pikeville Wastewater Department is committed to providing wastewater services to our current and future customers in a professional, efficient and cost-effective manner.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant is owned and operated by the City of Pikeville. This treatment plant has been serving its community since around the 1960’s. The Wastewater Treatment Plant has the capacity to treat 254,000 gallons of raw sewage per day. The wastewater flows through the sanitary sewer mains by force and by gravity. In addition, there are five (5) Lift Stations which are used to deliver wastewater to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Currently, 75% of the wastewater discharged to the Wastewater Treatment Plant originates from residences. Approximately 20% of the wastewater volume is received from public schools and the remaining 5% is commercial use.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant is designed to remove debris, grit, nutrients (nitrogen), solids, and waterborne pathogens from wastewater to produce treated reuse-water that is then released into percolation trenches. Our current design capacity can treat 454,000 gallons of wastewater each day, and as the needs of the city increase due to population and business growth, we are continuously on the lookout for new, effective, and cost-efficient ways to meet the demands of the community.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant consists of a mechanical bar screen, Parshall flume, aerated grit chamber, two (2) primary settling clarifiers, four (4) sludge holding tank. Bio-solids are land applied.
Our Utility Customer Service team is here for you and ready to answer questions regarding your utility account, respond to your emergency, and help you save money. From Payment Options, Starting a New Utility Service, Disconnecting a Utility Service, Transferring a Utility Service, to providing many other resources, For all of your utility customer service needs, please visit our webpage: Utility Customer Service.
The State of Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the United States Government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are responsible for regulating the various aspects of the operations at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. They have set limitation requirements which must be met before the Wastewater Treatment Plant can release the final effluent into the environment.