Septage Receiving Facility
The City of
Niles Wastewater Treatment Plant
, located at
21 Marmont Street
is currently accepting domestic septage and will continue to
receive septage for treatment.
is defined as the septage pumped from home septic tanks,
recreational vehicles, cesspools, portable toilets, type 111
marine sanitation devices, or similar storage or treatment works
that receive only domestic sewage.
The Niles WWTP is also accepting leachate from the
Berrien County Landfill on a load-by-load basis.
The Niles WWTP will not accept
grease trap waste or
any waste, including domestic septage waste, that is determined
by the Superintendent or designate to cause harm to the
operation of the Wastewater Plant.
The City of
has received domestic septage for 25 years and is not
anticipating any difficulty in servicing the 15-mile radius
limit. In 2004, the
Niles WWTP received 4.8
million gallons of domestic septage.
The average daily amount for March 2005 through June 2005
was 14,000 gallons per day.
The daily maximum of 51,748 gallons occurred on June 14,
2004. The Treatment
Plant received 93,000 gallons of leachate from the Berrien
County Landfill in March of 2005.
The operating hours of the Niles WWTP septage receiving
station will be 7:00 am
until 7:00 pm, seven days a week.
These hours will become effective upon DEQ approval
of the operating plan.
The Niles WWTP requires all septage haulers to be licensed
by the State of
. A copy of the
license will be kept on file at the plant and used to determine
tank size for billing.
The cost is 4.7
cents per gallon, based on the hauler’s tank size.
Septage haulers are charged for a full tank; a partial
tank will be charged as a full tank.
The Niles WWTP requires all septage haulers to fill out our
Delivery Ticket and a Dump Sheet.
All septage haulers are billed monthly by the City’s
Septage haulers are expected to pay their bill by the due date.
Those who do not will lose their dumping privileges at
the Niles WWTP.
Posted: August 16, 2005