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Waste Water Treatment Plant

Frequently Asked Questions


Questions

  1. Where does the water go after it is treated?

  2. How long does it take to get from a home to the Sewer Plant?
  3. What do you do with the wastewater when it is received at the Sewer Plant?
  4. What actually is wastewater?
  5. How long is the treatment process?
  6. Does it have a smell?

Where does the water go after it is treated?

Approximately 6.5 million gallons of treated wastewater is discharged into Hurricane Creek, which runs into Cedar Creek and eventually into the Neches River.

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How long does it take to get from a home to the Sewer Plant?

It takes approximately two hours from the time it leaves your home to reach the Sewer Plant.

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What do you do with the wastewater when it is received at 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 use.

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What actually is wastewater?

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.

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How long is the treatment process?

10 to 12 hours

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Does it have a smell?

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.

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