The City of Jesup has been treating wastewater since the early 50s. The treatment plant was updated in 1971 and then modified again in 1988. In 1988, this upgrade cost around 3.3 million dollars. The City of Jesup started building a new wastewater around September 2012. The team is currently in the final step and is managing the start up problems.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant now has redundancy in it so that should errors arise, the team can work on the equipment while it is down.
It is an Extended Aeration Activated Sludge plant with secondary treatment in which the department keeps a few drying beds. After the secondary treatment process, the effluent is disinfected and pumped 3 miles to the Altamaha River. The Wastewater Plant is permitted to pump 2.5 million gallons per day on a 30 day average and 3.125 million gallons per day on a maximum weekly average.
The new plant has VFD drives to run pumps and motor and it has a backup generator to run the plant. It also has a wireless SCAD system to control and monitor the plants operation.
There are 18 pumping stations around town and a new station is currently being built at Bill Morris Park. These pumping stations around town pump the wastewater to the Wastewater Plant.