Water Treatment Plant

We treat water from the Resaca at an average rate of 106 to 145 million gallons per month. That is somewhere between two to five million gallons per day. The time of year is the factor that will dictate how much water will be treated.

Under the direct supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Lead Operator the Water Treatment Plant Operator controls treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use. The Water Plant counts with six operators that are responsible to perform the specific duties.

Responsibilities
Duties include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Adjust incoming raw water flow according to the demand of the system
  • Backwash filters to remove settle solids accumulated on filter bed
  • Collects water distribution samples, submit to state lab
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually record keeping
  • Does mechanical, electrical and instrumentation on treatment units
  • Maintain system pressure, monitor elevated water storage tanks
  • Handles customer complaints and other public relation issues
  • Keeps chemical inventory and orders when needed
  • Protects the public health
  • Runs process control on incoming raw water
  • Record untreated water use in production and does basic water lab analysis such as turbidity, Ph, hardness, chlorides, alkalinity, total organic compounds, total dissolved solids, and chlorine residuals
  • Remove sludge from treatment units and disposes
  • Sets dosages on chemicals and disinfectants using chemical feed pumps and chlorinators
  • Store clean treated water in ground storage tanks ready for distribution
  • Work with toxic chemicals used in the treatment process
Water is life