Wastewater Treatment


The mission of the Water Pollution Control Plant is to protect the environment by producing high-quality effluent discharge as efficiently as possible while ensuring ample capacity for the continued growth of Moore County.


The Moore County Water Pollution Control Plant is a Division of the Moore County Public Works Department. We are located about 1/2 mile south of Addor on Aberdeen Creek in Moore County. The plant is capable of treating 10 million gallons of wastewater a day. The plant receives and treats wastewater from Aberdeen, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Pinebluff, Carthage, Camp MacKall, and septic tank waste from within Moore County. The plant operates under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit NC0037508, which is issued by the Division of Water Resources in North Carolina. The plant currently has about 18 miles of interceptor lines and 19 wastewater flow meters from municipal connections.

The Moore County Water Pollution Control Plant is an activated sludge treatment facility with two stages of aeration and three stages of sedimentation. Anaerobic digestion is utilized to reduce the volume of sludge, which is subsequently dewatered using belt filter presses.