What size are these wastewater treatment plants?

The plants operated by the Division of Water and Sewer Utilities range in size from 5,000 gallons per day to 15 million gallons per day (MGD).

The Ballenger-McKinney Wastewater Treatment Plant is the County’s largest and most sophisticated treatment plant.  It was recently upgraded to provide Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) treatment to remove Nitrogen and Phosphorus and uses membrane technology to produce high quality effluent.  It has a permitted capacity of 15.0 MGD and is manned by certified operators 24 hours/day, 365 days per year.

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1. Where does wastewater come from?
2. What does a wastewater treatment plant do?
3. How is the treated wastewater disinfected?
4. Who operates the wastewater treatment plants?
5. How many wastewater treatment plants are in the County?
6. What size are these wastewater treatment plants?
7. What are some of the things that should not be put down the drain or toilet?
8. What should I do with fat and oil if it can't go down the drain?