Trussville Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Trussville Wastewater Treatment Plant is a former Jefferson County Sanitary Sewer System facility located where Pinchgut Creek spills into the Cahaba River just south of U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville.

Trussville opened a city-owned plant in 1936. Due to the financial burden and complaints from the State Health Department, the city deeded the plant to Jefferson County in 1965. In 1975 the plant was expanded and doubled its capacity. In 1979 the plant was named the best-operated plant in the state for its size.

During the 1990s the Jefferson County sewer system was served with a consent decree for violations of the Federal Clean Water Act, for pollution in the Cahaba River. The nearby Gold Kist processing plant was closed, and City of Trussville's new J. K. Davis Water Filtration Plant opened on Green Drive in 1998 as part of complying with the decree.

References

Cahaba River
Dams & Reservoirs

Lake Purdy Dam, Lake Purdy, Birmingham Water Works Dam

Tributaries

Buck Creek, Little Cahaba River, Little Shades Creek, Patton Creek, Shades Creek

Other topics

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Cahaba River Society, List of access locations
Cahaba lily, Cahaba Pump Station, Riverview Wastewater Treatment Plant, Trussville Wastewater Treatment Plant