Wastewater generated from the majority of properties in Sparta Township are treated by individual on-site disposal systems, commonly know as septic systems, whose construction and inspection fall under the jurisdiction of the Sussex County Health Department.
A portion of Sparta is serviced by a central sanitary sewer collection system and a wastewater treatment facility which is owned and operated by the Sparta Township Municipal Sewer Utility. The commercial area of the White Deer Plaza and Center Street, and the Knoll Heights Senior Citizen Complex are tributary to these facilities.
The installation of a central sanitary collection system to service the Sparta "Town Center" has been completed and is currently operational. This area consists of portions of Main Street, lower Glen Road, Sparta Avenue and Woodport Road. Effluent from this system is sent to the Sussex County Municipal Utility Authority (SCMUA) plant in Hardyston for treatment.
For additional information concerning Sparta Township's wastewater management efforts, please contact the Engineering Department at (973) 729-8093 or the Sparta Sewer Utility at (973)729-7133.