Brush Creek Treatment Plant

June 2016: Please note - due to construction, we cannot accommodate plant tour requests.


The Treatment Plant, located along Brush Creek, provides wastewater treatment services to all of Cranberry Township, along with portions of Pine, Marshall and New Sewickley Townships. Currently, the plant processes 3.2 millions of gallons of water per day. That's enough water to fill the Cranberry Community Waterpark pool seven times.

The plant utilizes physical, chemical and biological processes to remove harmful pollution. Wastewater is collected from homes, businesses and industries, and after being treated, is released into Brush Creek. 


Backwater Valve Presentation

 A backwater valve is a one-way valve that prevents the sewer system from backing up and flooding a building or residence

Odor Control

Odor management is an ongoing process. We need your cooperation and assistance in solving an odor problem. If you notice odors coming from the sewage treatment plant on Powell Road, please let us know. It is very important that we maintain a record of odor complaints and document the circumstances surrounding them. Your input allows us to further troubleshoot and improve conditions. Complete and submit a Brush Creek Odor Complaint Form

The nature of these processes develops odors which, at times, can drift throughout the community. The Township utilizes many resources to minimize the impact of odors to the surrounding neighborhoods. For a detailed summary, view the Brush Creek Odor Management Plan:

Other items initiated since the completion of the plan:

January 2008.The Township installed a carbon polishing unit to further reduce odors at three of the major process sources at the plant.

September 2009. A heater was installed on the inlet to the carbon polishing unit to lower humidity and increase performance of the carbon absorption process.

Cranberry takes grand prize in wastewater technology competition 

Hach Company, a Colorado-based manufacturer of analytic instruments and reagents used in wastewater treatment plants, has announced the grand prize winners of its second annual ‘See the BIG Picture’ contest. The Brush Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant was one of two Grand Prize winners and awarded $50,000 in Hach equipment based on their video submission, “Hach to the Future,” which used a movie-themed story line as its staff professionals – playing themselves in the highly-charged drama – struggled to deal with forces that menaced its operation. Winter 2012 Cranberry Today