City of

Horseshoe Bay

#1 Community Drive  

PO Box 7765, Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657

830-598-8741

Official Website of the City of Horseshoe Bay, Texas

 

WASTEWATER SERVICES

 

The City of Horseshoe Bay treats its customer's wastewater at a treatment plant located west of Horseshoe Bay. The treatment plant is a Sequence Batch Reactor plant built by Aqua Aerobics. The plant was constructed in 1995-96 and has a treatment capacity of 800,000 gallons per day with a storm phase capacity of 1,200,000 gallons per day. The average wastewater treatment for 2008 was 461,000 per day, about 71 gallons per person per day, for the year 2008. The current capacity will provide for future demands for approximately ten years before expansion will be required.

The low-pressure sewer system installed by the City was the first to be installed in Texas and is now a popular option for many areas where rock or groundwater problems exist.  After the customers utilize the potable water, it is then collected from the resident's home or business into a grinder pump system basin located on the customer's property, usually within ten feet of the building. The grinder pump system basin collects the wastewater which is ground up and pumped by a pressure pump through the customer's yard line to the City's sewer mainline. The main lines transport the wastewater to large collection basins called lift stations. The lift stations collect wastewater from a large geographical area usually defined by the topographical nature of the collection area. The wastewater is then pressurized and pumped through large mainlines called trunk lines that transport the wastewater to the treatment plant to be treated.  As of January 2009 the City of Horseshoe Bay maintains 3,048 individual grinder pump systems, 86 miles of wastewater mainlines, and eight wastewater lift stations in the wastewater collection system.  In addition, over the preceding year crews completed over 1708 work orders addressing wastewater service issues, while installing 110 new sewer taps to the collection system.

 

 

Wastewater Treatment

The City of Horseshoe Bay treats its customer's wastewater at a treatment plant located west of Horseshoe Bay. The treatment plant is a Sequence Batch Reactor plant built by Aqua Aerobics. The plant was constructed in 1995-96 and has a treatment capacity of 800,000 gallons per day with a storm phase capacity of 1,200,000 gallons per day. The average wastewater treatment for 2008 was 461,000 per day, about 71 gallons per person per day, for the year 2008. The current capacity will provide for future demands for approximately ten years before expansion will be required.

 

The treated effluent quality exceeds all state and federal permitted requirements. The treated effluent is stored in two storage holding ponds located at the site of the treatment plant. The stored effluent water is pumped through a continuous backwash, filtered and pressurized to irrigate the Ramrock and Applerock Golf Courses in Horseshoe Bay West. All treated effluent is 100% recycled on the golf courses and none is returned to Lake LBJ. 

Tours of the treatment plant can be arranged by contacting:  Tommy Burton at 830-598-8741 .

 


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