Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Ludington Wastewater Treatment Plant was built in 1974 and 1975 and began operation in April 1975. The plant has 31 acres of aerated lagoons, which hold 90 million gallons for biological treatment. Lagoon effluent enters the plant's 2 up-flow clarifiers for phosphorus and solids removal using ferric chloride as a flocculation agent. Effluent is chlorinated for disinfection and discharged to the Pere Marquette River. Sludge from the clarifiers is pumped directly to a sludge-storage lagoon. The plant presently runs 1 8-hour shift, 7 days a week.

Collection System
The Plants collection system collects wastewater from homes, businesses, and industries and includes 65 miles of sanitary sewer, 11 lift stations operated by the City of Ludington and 7 operated by other municipalities.

Communities Served
The Ludington Wastewater Plant services the following:
  • Amber Township
  • City of Ludington
  • City of Scottville
  • Pere Marquette Charter Township
  • West Shore Community College located in Victory Township
The Plant treats approximately 2.5 million gallons of sewage each day.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Chris Cossette at 231-843-3190.

Industrial Pre-Treatment Program
Wastewater Survey for Non-Residential Users