The city's current wastewater treatment process consists of two single stage nitrification plants with a capacity of 7.5 million gallons per day followed by a dechlorination facility for direct discharge. Our effluent is regulated by EPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. It is treated for reuse and we are permitted to discharge into Buffalo Creek. Currently, we provide approximately two million gallons daily to industrial customers.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant conducts various tests as required by its EPA and TCEQ permits. Seven lift stations are monitored daily to ensure the uninterrupted flow of wastewater throughout the city's sanitary sewer system. Plant personnel are responsible for monitoring and adjusting chemical dosages for the reuse water supply.
The city processes our sludge for beneficial use at land application sites.