Water Pollution Control Authority

Attention Plainfield and Sterling residents! Please do NOT flush baby wipes and other flushable wipes down the toilet. 

The Town of Plainfield has two wastewater treatment plants that are capable of treating up to 1.8 million gallons of wastewater a day. The wastewater is treated using physical, chemical, and biological processes.

The Plainfield North and Plainfield Village plants have been in operation since 1972 and consist of 13 pump stations and 100 miles of gravity pipes and 5 miles of forced mains.

Household Sewer Back Up Procedure

Sewage blockages happen when debris build up causes the wastewater to be blocked off and not allowed to flow through the gravity fed pipes. They are often caused by rags, wipes, grease, and plant root build up.

Blockages are often found when a homeowner realizes that  multiple drain ports like toilets and sinks are not draining, or when water is seen coming up from under a manhole cover.

Call the Plainfield Water Pollution Control if you think there is a sewage blockage. They will determine if the blockage is in the town owned sewer lines and if so will take care of any problems. If the backup is found not to be not in the sewer main line but in a house lateral leading up to the main, then it is up to the homeowner to call a licensed pumper to take care of the problem.

What NOT to put into a sanitary sewer!

  • Grease- Do not pour grease down the drain! Please pour grease into a container, let it solidify and throw it in the garbage
  • Tampon applicators
  • "Flushable" toilet brushes, wipes, and pads
  • Sticks/rocks/sand/gravel
  • Rags/clothing
  • Paper towels
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Diapers
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Plastic objects
  • Glass/metal/soil
  • Cooking oil, or other edible food oils
  • Condoms
  • Cigarettes
  • Hair clippings

Contact Info

Plant Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
Phone: 860-564-3335
Fax: 860-564-3336
Email: wpca@plainfieldct.org
Plainfield North WPCA
26 Black Hill Rd
Central Village, CT 06332 

Staff Contacts

Stephanie Baldino

Becky Hewitt

After Hours Emergency