Treated effluent is disinfected with chlorine in accordance with our permit. Ten percent of our effluent is being used for irrigation inside the wastewater treatment plant. The plant has a back-up auxiliary power in case of electrical emergency.
USDA Wastewater & Sewer Improvements
The City of Floresville has received $9.473 million in funding from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development ($1.798 million in grant, $7.495 million in loan, and $180,000 in City funding/applicant contribution). This funding will allow the City to construct significant upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant on Goliad Road and to the wastewater collection system.
The wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) improvements will increase the plant’s average flow capacity from 900,000 gallons per day (GPD) to 1.2 million GPD and increase peak flow capacity from 1.8 million GPD to 4.8 million GPD. The improvements will provide additional levels of treatment required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and its increase in capacity is anticipated to meet the City of Floresville’s expected growth through 2050. Major improvements to the WWTP include a new carousel oxidation basin; two new clarifiers; a new disinfection system; a belt filter press for sludge processing; and new emergency power, electrical, and control system improvements.
The City of Floresville was also granted a 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $275,000, with a $55,000 application match for wastewater and sewer improvements.