Waste Water Treatment Plant
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the water go
after it is treated?
- How long
does it take to get from a home to the Sewer Plant?
- What do
you do with the wastewater when it is received at the Sewer
actually is wastewater?
- How long
is the treatment process?
- Does it
have a smell?
Approximately 6.5 million gallons of treated
wastewater is discharged into Hurricane Creek, which runs into Cedar
Creek and eventually into the Neches River.
It takes approximately two hours from the time it
leaves your home to reach the Sewer Plant.
A man made environment is provided for the
microorganisms by supplying oxygen and food. It is a natural process
of organic decomposition. The water is discharged into the creek and
the sludge is thickened and eventually land applied for beneficial
Wastewater is the domestic waste from homes within
the City limits including toilets, tubs, and kitchen sinks. We also
receive wastewater that is discharged from local industries.
10 to 12 hours
Untreated sewage has an odorous fecal smell when
it is first received but after it is treated it has a musty, earthy
type of odor. The water that is discharged into the creek has been
treated and basically has no odor.