General Information

The facility lies in the middle of an eight acre site which includes a 150' buffer zone, and an access road from the subdivision. This treatment plant consists of two oxidation ditches, two clarifiers, one triplex variable speed RAS station, one twin basin chlorine contact chamber, two drying beds, and a housed 1.5 meter belt press.

Untreated sewer is collected and transmitted to the facility via a series of gravity flow transmission lines and lift stations. In total there are over 5 miles of sewer lines collecting wastewater from each participant’s points of entry.

The Wastewater Facility is currently permitted to discharge 370,000 gallons per day, with effluent limits for Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (CBOD) at 10 mg/l, Total Suspended Solids (TSS) at 15 mg/l, and Ammonia Nitrogen at 3.0 mg/l. The discharge from this facility is consistently less that 5.0 mg/l, 5.0 mg/l, 1.0 mg/l respectively.

The facility treats wastewater for an estimated 3,000 people on a full time basis, and 2,000 more on a part time basis. The community served by the facility is primarily residential with light commercial establishments scattered throughout Idlewood WCID service area. ANRA estimates having to implement phase III upgrades within 5 to 10 years.