The Brewer Water Pollution Control Facility is a Grade V facility which utilizes the Conventional Activated Sludge method of treatment to remove conventional and nonconventional contaminants from the wastewater. The Facility is required to meet all the conditions of its Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MEPDES) permit #ME0100072 and Maine Waste Discharge License (WDL) #W002679-5M-D-R to satisfy the requirements of law. Any discharge not receiving adequate treatment is in violation of State Law and is subject to enforcement action. Permit limits can be found in the Pollutant Categories and Effluent Limits by clicking here. The Brewer facility is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by eight (8) dedicated professional treatment plant operators. The staff consists of 1- Superintendent, 1- Chief Operator, 1- Lab Manager, 2- Operator II (days), 2- Operator II (nights), 1 Operator Laborer and an Executive Assistant. All but one operator is licensed by Maine Department of Environmental Protection to operate wastewater treatment plants with two operators holding a Grade 5 license, which is required to operate the Brewer facility. The seven operators are responsible for operation and maintenance of the Brewer Water Pollution Control Facility and fourteen (14) pump stations.
The facility operators are proud of their accomplishments as operators at the Brewer Water Pollution Control Facility and are dedicated to the mission of creating the best quality effluent for discharge to the Penobscot River. As a result, the facility has been the recipient of many awards over the last 19 years, the most prestigious being the Richard B. Goodnow Award received in 1995 from Maine Wastewater Control Association in Recognition of Excellence in Operation and Management of a Municipal Facility in Maine.