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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
The Town of Wilkesboro Waste Water Treatment Plant has been in operation since 1965. The facility’s construction was funded by a federal grant authorized by the Public Works Acceleration Act to help the Town of Wilkesboro furnish water and sewer services to its growing industries. Since then the plant has been expanded adding a certified laboratory and upgraded to the modern and efficient treatment facility it is today. The plant has a 4.9 million gallons per day capacity and utilizes an activated sludge process along with an ultraviolet disinfection system. The sludge that is produced is dewatered by a filter belt press and then disposed of in the Wilkes County Landfill. The most important objective for the Wastewater Plant’s State Certified Operators is to keep our outstanding compliance record.
We also take great pride in the park-like grounds (see photos below) where the Wastewater Treatment Plant resides. For a week during Merlefest and Carolina in the Fall music festivals, the staff at the wastewater treatment facility teams with the other town staff to host a campground. This week in April will bring 2,500 to 3,000 campers to the grounds adjacent to the Wastewater Plant. Most of the campers are return guests and have dubbed the campground “Sewerfest”. The stakes you can see in the photo to the left are a few of the RV electrical hookups and the photos below are some of the tent sites. There are two fully functional bath/shower houses with electric for use by campers along with many other amenities within the campground such as food and music.
When the campground closes, the Rolling Pines Disc Golf Course is open. This course was designed and built through the loblolly pines (hence the name) for the professional disc golfer in mind by the Wilkes County Disc Golf Club and town employees. This course is free to the public and will be open from dawn till dusk daily. Restrooms are located within the course and they will be open as weather permits.