Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Newberry currently operates the Bush River Wastewater Treatment Plant, with the maximum daily capacity to treat 5,000,000 gallons of wastewater. The Wastewater Plant collects wastewater from the City of Newberry and surrounding areas for treatment. We discharge clean safe water back into Bush River.

Tim Cogdell
Tim Cogdell, Wastewater Plant Supervisor
We currently employ 5 highly skilled Water Environmental Association of S.C. licensed Operators.

What you dump down the drain or flush down the toilet impacts the integrity and reliability of our system. Flushing anything other than pee, poo, and toilet paper can cause a system failure.  Wet wipes, even those labeled “flushable” should never be flushed. Wet wipes remain intact and tangle into massive clogs that jam pumps and block pipes.

What Not to Flush:

  • Fats, oil and grease (FOG)
  • Wet wipes
  • Baby wipes and diapers
  • Tampons and sanitary napkins
  • Paper towels, rags, and disposable dust towels
  • Medications
  • Cigarette butts
  • Plastics
  • Cat litter or aquarium gravel