Water & Sewer
City Of Burlington Water Sewer Facts
The City of Burlington owns three reservoirs with adequate capacity to meet demand
Stoney Creek Reservoir 1927 – 400 million gallons
Lake Cammack 1960 – 3.2 billion gallons
Lake Mackintosh 1993 – 7.5 billion gallons
The City of Burlington owns and operates two water treatment plants:
Ed Thomas Water Treatment Plant 1950: 16 million gallons per day (MGD)capacity
J.D. Mackintosh, Jr. Water Treatment Plant 1980: 18 MGD capacity
Finished water demand – 2011: 4,144,231,000 gallons or 11.4 million gallons per day
The City of Burlington maintains approximately 415 miles of water distribution pipe
The City of Burlington maintains approximately 426 miles of wastewater collection pipe
The City of Burlington owns and operates two wastewater treatment plants
East Burlington WWTP – 12 MGD capacity
South Burlington WWTP – 12 MGD capacity
Wastewater treated – 2011: 11.2 million gallons per day
Largest water customer: City of Greensboro
Largest sewer customer: Town of Elon
Graham and Mebane Water & Sewer
The City of Graham and City of Mebane are co-owners of the Graham-Mebane Water Treatment Plant (Graham owns 2/3 and Mebane owns 1/3) located on Graham-Mebane Lake. The Graham-Mebane Water Plant provides water for Graham, Mebane, Green Level, and Swepsonville.
Graham-Mebane Water Treatment Plant, located (1976) – 2.3 billion gallons of raw water storage. The water treatment plant was upgraded and expanded in 2004 and has a capacity of 12 million gallons per day. In 2006, the Graham-Mebane Water Treatment Plant distributed approximately 3.36 MGD.
Current Excess Treatment Capacity – Approximately 8.64 MGD
The City of Graham owns and operates the Graham Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) discharges into the Haw River. The plant was constructed in 1960 and was upgraded and expanded in 1980 and 2002. The present permitted capacity of the WWTP is 3.5 MGD. The average wastewater treated in 2006 was 1.34 MGD.
Current Excess Treatment Capacity – Approximately 2.16 MGD
Constructed in 2007, the City of Graham owns and operates the Cherry Lane Regional Pump Station, which has a permitted capacity of 1 MGD.
Graham also receives sewer service from the City of Burlington, at the South Burlington Wastewater Treatment Plant.