Sewer Treatment, Storage, and Disposal
Eight (8) earthen ponds with a capacity nearing 27 MG make up the treatment and storage facilities and 15+ acres of native grassland make up the land application area used for disposal of treated sewage and wastewater for the District.
Treatment occurs when raw sewage from the main sewage collection tank located at the water treatment facility is pumped to pond 1 where through facultative processes, treatment begins. Treatment continues as the water flows sequentially through ponds 2 and 3. After Pond 3, the water flows into pond 4, where final treatment occurs.
From pond 4, water is pumped to pond 7 and pond 8, where it can then be disinfected and held in a chlorine contact chamber before it is then pumped to the sprayfields.
Pond 5 and Pond 6 are considered overflow ponds when storage capacity has been reached in the other ponds.