The Authority’s sewer pre-treatment plant is located on the banks of the Yellow River south of City of Porterdale. The pre-treatment process is a 24/7 operation. After treatment levels have been met, the effluent is pumped to the City of Covington / NCWSA’s Land Application System located on Flat Shoals Road where it is applied to the 3000 acres of spray fields.
For sewer tap inspections please call the NCWSA Inspector – phone #- (678) 878-5987 for an appointment.
– Office: 770-786-4179
Sewer Use Ordinance:
Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority’s Sewer Use Ordinance Policy
Rules and Regulations for Sewer Use and Industrial Pretreatment Program
Sewer Development Regulations – View Ordinance in Entirety
This ordinance sets forth uniform requirements for users of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works for the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority (Authority) and enables the Authority to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws, including the Clean Water Act (33 United States Code § 1251 et seq.) and the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 403). The objectives of this ordinance are:
A. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the Publicly Owned Treatment Works that will interfere with its operation;
B. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the Publicly Owned Treatment Works that will pass through the Publicly Owned Treatment Works, inadequately treated, into receiving waters, or otherwise be incompatible with the Publicly Owned Treatment Works;
C. To protect both Publicly Owned Treatment Works personnel who may be affected by wastewater and sludge in the course of their employment and the general public;
D. To promote reuse and recycling of industrial wastewater and sludge from the Publicly Owned Treatment Works;
E. To provide for fees for the equitable distribution of the cost of operation, maintenance, and improvement of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works; and
F. To enable the Authority to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements, and any other Federal or State laws to which the Publicly Owned Treatment Works is subject.
This ordinance shall apply to all users of the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority’s Publicly Owned Treatment Works. The ordinance authorizes the issuance of wastewater discharge permits; provides for monitoring, compliance, and enforcement activities; establishes administrative review procedures; requires user reporting; and provides for the establishment of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.
Residential Grease Prevention:
Fat, oil and grease in sewer pipes, referred to as FOG, create pollution problems in many communities. FOG enters sewer pipes through restaurant, residential and commercial sink drains. Once in the sewer, FOG sticks to the pipe and thickens. FOG can build up and eventually block the entire pipe. Blockages in sewer pipes can send sewage backward – out of manholes into streets and rivers, or up floor drains in homes. These sewage overflows pollute the environment.