Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

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The City of Cleburne began the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Expansion and Reuse Pump Station Project to address the increase in population and wastewater and water supply demand increases.  As demand increases, so do the requirements set forth by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); this expansion will meet the TCEQ requirements as well.  The $33-million dollar project has been in the works for years and finally broke ground in October of 2021. The expansion will increase the facilities average daily capacity and increase the peak flow capacity.  The expanded WWTP will produce up to 2 MGD (million gallons per day) of high quality reclaimed effluent (treated and dechlorinated water) necessary for discharge into Lake Pat Cleburne as a means to augment the City's water supply.  The proposed West Loop Reuse Pump Station will deliver the reclaimed effluent from the WWTP to Lake Pat Cleburne with an initial phase of 2 MGD of flow to the lake.  The WWTP Expansion and Reuse Pump Station Project will include: 

  • An expansion to the influent pump station.
  • A new flow control vault 
  • New headworks facility for the proposed treatment train
  • New secondary treatment including aeration basins, blowers, return and waste activated sludge pumps and secondary clarifiers
  • New tertiary media filters and UV disinfection for the new treatment train 
  • Rehabilitation of the existing chlorine contact basins and chlorine injection room
  • Replace existing plant water pump station
  • Expand the sludge dewatering building building
  • Associated electrical controls and SCADA system improvements
  • Associated yard piping and hydraulic improvements
  • Drainage, landscaping and paving improvements
  • New 2 MGD pump station
  • New liquid sodium hypochlorite injection facilities

Engineer Design Firm 

Freese & Nichols, Inc.


Archer Western Construction, LLC.


For more information regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project you may contact James Randell, City of Cleburne Utility Superintendent, at (817) 645-0946 or via Email. James Randell will be the City’s primary point of contact for this project and will be on site throughout the project.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Exhibit. A map illustrating the upcoming improvements to the Waste Water Treatment Plant Opens in new window

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Month Progress
Aeration Basin wall finishes were completed and the electrical was started.  Installed SEC equipment in the Secondary Clarifiers.  Subgrade and plumbing on the Sludge Pump Station.
Continued to poured walls for the UV Disinfection, erect canopy, installing UV equipment, slide gate and effluent weir.  Continued laying piping for the plant drain, headworks influent and effluent.  Installing raw sewage piping and underpaving.
April 2023
Check back Mid-June for May 2023 updates.