Water Treatment Plant
The Water Treatment Plant consists of a Superintendent and three Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Certified Surface Water Treatment Operators. Daily operations include grounds maintenance of the plant, then pump stations, storage tanks, maintaining lab operations and analysis for process control; maintaining all mechanical components, chemical dosage, and recording all required data for reporting to state and government agencies.
Goals and Objectives
- Provide a safe, orderless, palatable, and continuous water supply for the public
- Replace and upgrade the unusable 1962 backwash pump
- Replace turbidity meters with new online meters
- All operators to obtain Class D & C Surface Water Treatment license
- Seek out Continued Education Class and advanced training.
- Respond to customer complaints in a courteous and professional manner.
- Continue to enhance the appearance of all the plant facilities.
- Continue to improve, upgrade, replace, and modernize the existing equipment
- Provide support for the other departments
- Comply with all State, City, and Government regulations.
- Submit all required documentation to the regulating authorities.
- Record and maintain all daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly water analysis and lab results.
Accomplished in 2018 - 2019
- Completed diver inspections on all storage tanks and clean all three clear-wells.
- Inspected the interior fo IDC pressure tank.
- Provided safe public drinking water.
- All TCEQ & TWDB documentation completed and submitted on time.
- Purchased a new AT 100 meter to assist and eventually replace our Autocat 9000 meter for chlorine dioxide testing.
- All operators attended continuing education.
- Completed the phase of the plant upgrade.
- Sealed and painted the front of the original 3 filters.
- Passed TCEQ 2019 inspection
Plan to Accomplish in 2019 - 2020
- Set up a diver inspection and cleaning program.
- Purchase a new truck for the supervisor to replace the older model.
- Rehabilitate the 1962 200,000-gallon storage tank at Via Viejo
- Provide professionalism, by actions and training so that the staff can stay current and knowledgeable on the ever-changing rules and regulations.
- Replace one of the 100 gpm high service pumps and soft start with a VFD and 2400 gpm pump so the plant will be able to pump out what it can make or if feasible, reprogram the plant to be able to run 3 high service pumps at one time to meet the need.
- Continue to provide safe drinking water and maintain our "superior" water system rating.
- Keep an open-door policy and encourage tours of the plant.
- Train and educate employees to afford the opportunity to achieve a higher class license.
- A safe and efficient means to combat zebra mussels in our water source.