The Northern Water Pollution Control Facility (NWPCF) is a secondary wastewater treatment facility located in Brick Township, Ocean County, NJ. Recently re-rated to treat a maximum of 32 million gallons per day the North Plant processes domestic sewage and some light industrial waste. After receiving treatment, the plant's effluent is disinfected and discharged to the Atlantic Ocean via an outfall pipe, which extends out into the ocean over 1 mile (6,464 ft). Since going on-line 1976 the facility has consistently met or exceeded NJDEP effluent discharge permit requirements and has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA), see awards page. With its 40 employee's and 8 pump stations, the NWPCF provides wastewater treatment service to the communities of Bay Head, Brick, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Borough and Lakewood and Jackson Townships. Sewage from the Manasquan River Regional Sewage Authority is also treated by the facility. The management and staff of the Northern Water Pollution Control Facility are dedicated to the continued improvement of the state's coastal water quality and to providing a high level of service for its communities.