Utley Creek Water Reclamation Facility

Wastewater Treatment Plant


The Holly Springs Utley Creek Water Reclamation Facility is designed to treat up to 6.0 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater. The Town is permitted to release 2.40 MGD, and the average amount released is 1.8 MGD.

The facility is manned 24 hours per day and uses the activated sludge treatment process that also removes biological nutrients, including phosphorus and nitrogen, protecting downstream waterways. The treated effluent discharges into Utley Creek in the Cape Fear River Basin.

Annual Wastewater Performance Report



The Annual Wastewater Performance Report summarizes the treatment plant and collection system performance throughout Town.

Facility Tours


Learn more about what happens at our facility. Tours of the Utley Creek Water Reclamation Facility are available by appointment. To schedule a tour, contact staff during regular business hours at (919) 577-1090.

Treatment Plant Expansion Project


The Utley Creek Water Reclamation Facility most recently was expanded 2010. Construction began in 2008. The expansion, which included construction of a reclaimed water system, is anticipated to handle the needs of Holly Springs through 2030.