Waste Water Treatment Plant

Join us for a virtual tour of our award-winning Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), where inflow from the underground is sustainably treated and reintroduced into the environment. 

Since 2008, billions of gallons have been treated at Sanford Lab’s WWTP. More than half of that water is pumped from underground while the rest is added from the Grizzly Gulch tailings. Once treated, the water is released into Gold Run Creek, which joins Whitewood Creek within a few hundred yards of the discharge pipe. Sanford Lab regularly monitors the health of the creeks, counting fish and macroinvertebrate populations, and tests for contaminants.