Where the wastewater disappears to
Baldwin County Sewer Service uses the E/One low pressure sewer system, which consists of a grinder pump station that provides wastewater storage, grinding and pumping in a single unit. When you flush your toilet, the sewage travels down your pipes by gravity into the pump basin, located next to your home or business. The pump is activated by a pressure switch turning on, grinding and pumping waste out through a 1 ¼ inch line to the sewer main running along the right of way by the street. This system is connected to other pumps, creating a reliable process that terminates all wastewater in a treatment facility, which returns clean water to the environment. The remaining sludge has been approved by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to be used as organic fertilizer for corn that is ultimately fed to various farm animals. Therefore, all wastewater collected by BCSS is given back to the environment by ecologically sound methods.
Protecting your health and the waterways
Baldwin County is well known for its diversity of water. Over one-fifth of the county is covered by a river, lake, bay, or stream. From anywhere in the county, you’re within an hour’s drive of lying on the beach at the Gulf, throwing a cast net or viewing a sunset on Mobile Bay. Millions of gallons are pumped out of the ground every day for your drinking and bathing water. Water is our most precious resource and needs our protection. Septic systems are one of the leading threats to our water quality, and it is a hazard we are trying to eliminate.
The health of our rivers, streams and bays greatly impacts the property values and desirability of Baldwin County. Public sanitary sewer is better for overall water quality than septic tank systems. This includes the water you drink, swim and fish in. With that in mind, Baldwin County Sewer Service is offering incentives for residents and businesses to connect to our sewer system in environmentally sensitive areas. As our population grows and our resources shrink, Baldwin County homeowners and communities are turning to Baldwin County Sewer Service to help preserve the fragile environment.
The E/One low pressure system allows homes to be sited in delicate environments, such as high water tables, without compromising surrounding water quality. By transporting wastewater up to two miles horizontally or up to 140 feet vertically, E/One pumps move wastewater away from pristine shorelines, underground aquifers and other sensitive natural areas.
The BCSS Environmental Enhancement Program (EEP) offers reduced tap and grinder pump fees for those switching from septic to sanitary sewer service and also for new construction in areas that are unsuitable for septic tanks within a quarter mile of a body of water.
EEP Disounted Installation Price: $3,995*
Price includes tap fee, grinder pump, pump and service line installation.
Franchise fees added in franchise areas.
Flexible financing is available.
Contact 251-971-1516 or email@example.com for details.
*Applies to single family residences. For businesses, churches, duplexes or apartments, request a quote.