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Wastewater Department
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The Wastewater Department operates and maintains two wastewater treatment plants and 72 lift stations. These facilities convey and are permitted to treat approximately 12.66 million gallons of wastewater per day during dry weather periods and up to 38 million gallons per day during wet weather periods.

This SWWRF will serve the southwest area of the city and replace the existing Countryside Wastewater Treatment Plant which has provided 30 years of service and is nearing the maximum permitted capacity.

To meet the demands of current growth, the capacity expansion of Dallas Salmon Wastewater Treatment Plant was completed in October 2010. The department’s operations staff works a seven day a week schedule to ensure proper treatment operation, and along with maintenance personnel, is on call for emergency situations. Included in these facilities are approximately 200 pumps of various designs from 3hp to 185hp; 10 centrifugal blowers 40hp to 200hp, and many other specialized pieces of equipment required to provide adequate treatment of the city’s wastewater.

The department surveys and monitors commercial businesses that may discharge substances into the sanitary sewer system potentially harmful to the environment. Both the pretreatment coordinator and pretreatment technician assist businesses to become compliant with local, state, and federal guidelines.

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Mission Statement
To protect human health and the local environment by operating and maintaining the city’s collection and treatment facilities in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and to contribute to water conservation by promoting utilization of reclaimed wastewater effluent.

Facility Tour
A tour of the Dallas Salmon Wastewater Facility is available Monday through Thursday to residents, schools, and community groups by appointment only.  Please call 281-554-1320 to schedule.