Muskegon County Wastewater Management System

MCWMS Overview

A pilot project for USEPA, the Wastewater Management System is so massive it has been viewed by orbiting NASA astronauts. The Plant uses a land treatment process encompassing 11,000 acres of aeration and settling basins, storage lagoons, and irrigated cropland.

System Advantages:

  • A treatment facility that can handle hard-to-treat industrial waste, frequently without pre-treatment
  • Low overall operating costs

For industries that have hard-to-treat wastes, the County System can treat:

  • High volumes of wastewater or high variations in flow
  • Wastewaters with high amounts of suspended solids or biochemical oxygen demand

For industries that want:

  • Low cost wastewater treatment
  • The cleanest environmentally-safe discharge into streams, rivers, and lakes


MCWMS Brochure