of Florence Water Department serves approximately 14,000
residential and commercial customers in the City of Florence.
Wastewater from households and
industrial use is collected through a series of pipes known as
collectors. These collectors convey the wastewater to larger
lines and then to the treatment plants.
A biological process referred
to as “activated sludge” treats wastewater in the City of
Florence. The waste is converted to a more stable material via
this process and is then removed from the water and disposed
of safely as a soil conditioner. The remaining water is
disinfected with chlorine and discharged into the Tennessee