Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility
The Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility became a part of the WRC in 2011. The facility treats approximately 30 million gallons of stormwater and sanitary sewage each day, serving the communities of Auburn Hills, Independence Township, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford Township, the Village of Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Waterford Township and West Bloomfield Township.
The Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility has been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and under WRC supervision has received its third consecutive Peak Performance Gold Award. The Gold Award is presented to facilities that have unblemished compliance with its NPDES permit for an entire calendar year.
The Pontiac Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility recently completed the construction of a new Thermal Hydrolysis Pretreatment (THP) system, sludge dewatering system improvements, expansion and improvement of the existing dewatered biosolids storage facility, and construction of a new septage receiving facility. The THP system is a newer and innovative process that involves conditioning of the sludge under high heat prior to anaerobic digestion. This process results in a more easily digested sludge and a Class A Exceptional Biosolids.