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Eco-Friendly Wastewater Management

Dalton Utilities is committed to providing top-quality wastewater treatment and management for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Dalton, GA, and the surrounding areas. By operating a 9,600-acre forested land application system, we can collect and treat millions of gallons of wastewater each day.

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Wastewater Facilities

Since 1999, the Georgia Association of Water Professionals has recognized Dalton Utilities for its award-winning wastewater treatment facilities and operational excellence.

We presently operate four wastewater treatment plants and a 9,600-acre land application system, allowing us to collect and treat up to 20-25 million gallons of residential, commercial, and industrial wastewater per day. With a collection system comprising over 300 miles of piping and 50 plus lift pumping stations, we can treat up to 40+ million gallons of wastewater in any single day.

Dalton Utilities also operates a state-of-the-art sludge processing facility.

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Wastewater Information

Wastewater Pretreatment

Before industrial wastewater enters our collection system, Dalton Utilities requires extensive pretreatment of the wastewater that must exceed set specific standards.

Industrial users must complete the Industrial Users’ Survey and Wastewater Discharge Permit Application and receive approval via a permit to ensure that all wastewater entering our system has been properly pretreated.

If you are new to the application or permitting process, please email with any questions you may have.

Fat, Oil, & Grease (FOG) Program

Did you know that fat, oil, and grease cause sewer blockages, damage property, and pose serious health and environmental hazards?

Restaurants, food service businesses, and other facilities that produce fat, oil waste, and grease can participate in Dalton Utilities’ Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Program. You must apply for a permit. In accordance with federal regulations, all participating facilities must have a grease trap to protect Dalton Utilities’ collection system and prevent grease blockages, sewer backups, and overflows.

Food Service Facility Wastewater Discharge Permit Application

If you are new to the application or permitting process, please call with any questions you may have.

Waste Haulers

Working closely with area waste haulers, Dalton Utilities handles septic tank waste at our treatment plants and ensures all waste is properly disposed of. We only accept waste generated in Whitfield and Murray counties. All waste haulers must apply for a Waste Hauler Discharge Permit.

Waste Hauler Discharge Permit Application

If the waste hauler is hauling grease trap waste, contact us for information regarding additional state requirements or visit the Georgia FOG Alliance.

Manifests: Dalton Utilities provides manifests for tracking and recording the origin and type of waste being hauled and discharged. Contact us at or 706-278-1313 to obtain the required manifest.

Truck Inspections: In accordance with state regulations, trucks having grease trap pumping must be inspected annually. In order to discharge waste at Dalton Utilities, waste haulers must show proof of annual inspection.

For more information about our wastewater services, contact Dalton Utilities at 706-278-1313 today!