Waste Water

The wastewater treatment system in the Town of Altavista centers on a 3.6 MGD sewage treatment plant. The Town’s wastewater treatment facility is an extended aeration/activated sludge system. Sludge is disposed of in a regional landfill.  Because of the large industrial base in Altavista, a state mandated pretreatment program is in effect to control commercial and industrial discharge entering the wastewater treatment plant. In addition to the wastewater treatment plant, the sanitary sewer system utilizes one (1) 1.56 MGD and one (1) 2.04 MGD pump stations.

Sewer collection lines ranging in size from 6 inches to 36 inches serve most of the Town.

While the Wastewater Treatment Plant has a capacity of 3.6 MGD, it treats an average of 2.0 MGD. The wastewater treatment facility provides an essential service not only to the businesses, industries, and residents of Altavista, but also to the Industrial Park located just outside of town and a small portion of the Town of Hurt in Pittsylvania County as well. In addition to contributing significantly to the overall health and safety of the community, the Town’s wastewater treatment system provides a strong foundation for our locality’s economic growth and expansion.

Contact Plant Manager:

Steve Bond
1200 Lane Access Road
Altavista, VA 24517
Phone: (434) 369-6284
Fax: (434) 369-1486