Maynard’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is responsible for ensuring that all effluent discharged into the Assabet River meets or exceeds all EPA and DEP requirements.
The Maynard Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) is designed to treat an average of 1.45 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) of raw influent sewage. As the water passes through the facility it gets cleaner and cleaner until it is able to meet the government’s set of standards for clean water. Then it is discharged into the Assabet River. During the period of Feb 2019 – Feb 2020 the facility processed over 357.60 Million Gallons of sewage and sent 368.82 dry tons of sludge to Greater Lawrence Sanitary District.
Tours at the Maynard Wastewater Treatment Facility
If learning about the wastewater treatment process, from raw sewage to clean water, is something that interests you, please come by for a tour. The Maynard staff enjoys showing off the facility. In the past 3 years the staff has given several individual and group tours, including annual tours to the Imago School in Maynard, and more recently to the Lexington High School Science Club. Please feel free to contact the Plant Manager, Michelle Murphy, at 508-208-4298 or Marie Morando and/or Justin Demarco at the Maynard Department of Public Works (978-897-1317) to schedule a tour.