Wastewater

After implementation of a successful new program in our ongoing effort to affect energy efficiency savings at our Water Reclamation Facility, Treatment Plant Operator magazine highlighted our Water Resources Department achievements in its February 2010 issue. Click here to read the story.

 

The Utilities Commission has about 19,000 domestic sewer service customers within a service area of 51.1 square miles. This service area is defined by interlocal agreement between the Utilities Commission, the City of New Smyrna Beach, and Volusia County.

UCNSB’S Class A, 7.0 MGD Advanced Treatment Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) currently processes approximately 3.5 million gallons of wastewater each day. Most of the highly treated effluent is provided for irrigation in the reuse distribution system.

Class 'B' Bio-solids that are produced in the treatment process are beneficially used locally as a soil conditioner on approximately 1,200 acres of Florida Department Environmental Protection (FDEP) permitted sod production fields and pasture land.

The wastewater collection system includes approximately 200 miles of gravity sewer and force mains. There are 86 wastewater pumping stations operating throughout the collection system. These pump stations are monitored by a computerized SCADA system via radio communications.