TRU Wastewater Facilities
Long Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
The Long Creek WWTP began operation in 1965 and was expanded and upgraded in the early 1970s when it operated for years as an 8-million-gallon-per-day facility. The plant was expanded and upgraded once again in the mid 1990s to 16 million gallons per day.
Crowders Creek WWTP
The Crowders Creek WWTP began operation in April 1992 with a design capacity of 6 million gallons per day. The plant was upgraded in summer 2001.
TRU began operating the Eagle Road facility on June 30, 2011 when Gastonia and Cramerton consolidated utilities to form Two Rivers Utilities. The Town of Cramerton purchased the facility from Burlington Industries in 2006 and upgraded it in 2007. The plant is permitted at 4 MGD. The current average daily flow is about 0.55 MGD.
Resource Recovery Farm
The Citys Resource Recovery Farm (RRF) was established in 1994 on 600+ acres of City-owned land. The Farm was established to provide a place where a biosolids storage facility could be constructed and where land could be utilized for the land application of biosolids from the Citys treatment facilities. The RRF is a public-private partnership between the City and EMA Resources, Inc., a biosolids management company. The City is responsible for the infrastructure and maintenance improvements to the RRF and EMA is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the RRF. EMA subcontracts the actual farming on the RRF to a local Gaston County farmer. In 1997, the City was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region IV First Place award for Beneficial Use of Biosolids for its biosolids program, which includs the Resource Recovery Farm. In addition, the City was awarded Honorable Mention at the national level. These awards recognized the Citys activities for demonstrating biosolids management practices, which are environmentally safe and economical. The Resource Recovery Farm is equipped with two lined biosolids storage basins with a combined capacity of 8 million gallons and the equipment to mix and load the solids onto application vehicles for land application on the 200 acres of permitted crop and pasture land located on-site or the other 1,800+ acres located throughout Gaston County. These basins are primarily used for storage when weather restricts land application.
For a description of the wastewater system process and other similar information, please see the Quick Links and Programs sections to the right.
Two Rivers Utilities
1300 N. Broad St
(P.O. Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
Gastonia, NC 28054
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