Advantages of a Regional Plant
The regional plant allows the individual member agencies to save money on treatment costs,
which would be much higher if each agency operated its own treatment facility.
The agencies not only share facilities and advanced technology but also
participate in joint planning and cooperation, which provides for a higher
level of service at a lower cost.
The plant itself is designed to be cost-effective
and energy efficient.
Wastewater flows to the
plant are approximately 8 million gallons per day in dry weather.
Rain-induced flows have reached 115 million gallons per day. Due to this large range of
flows, the facilities were designed with extra settling tanks, a
large-capacity effluent disinfection system, and a 2-mile long, seven-foot
diameter marine outfall.