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Keeping It Clean


NBU's wastewater (sewer) distribution and collection system consists of over 260,000 feet of sewer lines, ranging from 8 to 27 inches in diameter. With over 800 manholes and 25 lift stations, the system provides sanitary sewer services to almost all of the developed land within the city. The distribution system's number one goal is to get any sewer and even rain runoff from the roads to a facility for treatment. Wastewater treatment is the process of cleaning used water and sewage so it can be returned to the envi­ronment. The process is crucial to protect public health by eliminating bacteria and viruses from wastewater. This also protects our water supplies like oceans, lakes, streams and rivers. See "Utilities United and the Alabama Coastal Foundation" for more information on keeping our water safe and healthy for everyone.

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Wastewater Treatment Plants

NBU has two main wastewater treatment facilities. The Harry B. Still Sr. Plant was built in 1983 and the Westside Treatment Plant was built in 2003. Both treatment facilities operate using the Schreiber Activated Sludge Process.

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James W. Dean

Water and Wastewater Treatment Supervisor


Customer Resources

*Alabama law requires everyone to contact 811 at least 2 full working days prior to the start of any excavation project. 

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Dominque O. Adams

Wastewater Distribution Supervisor


Utilities United (ACF)

Utilities United officially launched in 2019 with a goal to educate the public about the importance of the local environment and what people can do to help keep it healthy. Utilities United is lead by Alabama Coastal Foundation.  


Jeffrey L. Donald

Chief Operations Officer

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