What it does:

Stream discharge systems are used after highly treated effluent has been generated by advanced treatement systems.  These systems utilize a discharge pipe delivering the wastewater directly to a waterway, road ditch, or ground surface of the property.  Stream discharge systems usually include some combination of:

  • Aerobic treatment unit
  • Dosing tank
  • Media filter
  • Disinfection
  • Outfall


  • All stream discharge systems are permitted and require annual maintenance and reporting
  • Each component of the system has it’s own maintenance requirements
  • Some systems utilize chlorine disinfection which requires recordkeeping of sampling data

Contact us today to enroll in our WaterSteward program which will properly maintain your stream discharge system