Welcome to the Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District (PLSD)
Wastewater Treatment Facility Website!
Since 1980 our Board of Directors and Staff have worked hard to manage the wastewater generated by our community in an effort to keep our surface and ground waters clean. Our actions help guarantee that we and future generations can enjoy the natural beauty of our community.
Currently the wastewater plant treats about 1.0 million gallons per day on an average. This treated wastewater is discharged to the Jacques Marsh located west of Penrod Road. This marsh area is owned by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service and through a special use agreement, the District constructed several ponds that serve as a wetlands area containing approximately 128 acres of land. The District also utilizes composting as a method for treating and disposing of the wastewater by-product commonly referred to as sludge or biosolids. This method of treating the biosolids meets the EPA standards required to classify this product as a Class A Biosolid that can be used as a soil amendment.
We would be happy to try and answer any questions you may have concerning the PLSD and our operations.