David Sanchez

Director of Water

Plant 1

The Downtown Water Treatment plant is a state of the art Actiflo system capable of producing 18.7 million gallons per day (MGD). The Actiflo process is a compact high performance water clarification system that combines microsand enhanced flocculation with lamellar tube settling. The addition of microsand serves as a flocculation aid and ballasting agent, allowing for an overflow rate of 22 gallons per minute/ft2. This overflow rate results in a system footprint that is much smaller than a conventional clarification system of similar capacity. The downtown plant employs five operators, a maintenance operator and a chief operator all certified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Plant 2

The MFR Water Treatment Plant is the larger of the two HWWS water plants. This plant has the capacity to produce 20.4 million gallons per day (MGD). It is more commonly known as the Dixieland Water Plant because of its location at the end of Dixieland Road. There are a total of six operators with many years of water treatment experience and they are all certified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The plant consists of a Chief Operator, Maintenance Operator and four plant operators who do shift work around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Dixieland water plant averages about 8.5 million gallons per day (MGD) in water consumption. A max consumption day may reach 18.5 MGD in the summer months. Our goal is to produce the best potable water as mandated by the TCEQ rules and regulations.
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