The City of Milton has operated a Wastewater Treatment Facility since the mid 1900's. In 1984 the current oxidation ditch facility was constructed and has allowed the city to grow into the 21st century. In 2006, this plant underwent a major upgrade to modernize and enhance the treatment process. Since the effluent is a surface water discharge into the Blackwater River, the city has taken steps to ensure that this "Outstanding Florida Water Body" is protected by performing a Water Quality Based Effluent Limitation (WQBEL) study.
While being centrally located in one of Florida's fastest growing counties, Milton strives to be a leader in protecting its natural resources.
The City's wastewater treatment plant operations perform their duties in a responsible and professional manner, while meeting or exceeding State of Florida standards and rules, in addition to the public's health, safety, and welfare. Operations at this facility have three (3) primary goals:
- Produce the very best effluent quality possible
- Help ensure the water quality of the Blackwater River
- Provide this quality and protection at the lowest possible cost to the citizens of Milton and its customers