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Utilities - Water Treatment Plant
The Water Treatment Plant Division consists of 19 employees: (1) Water Plant Superintendent (1) Assistant Water Plant Superintendent, (1) Secretary 1, (1) Chief Operator 1, (1) Utilities Supervisor, (1) Maintenance Operator, (4) Plant Operator 2, (2) Service Attendant 2, (2) Plant Operator 1, (4) Plant Operator 3, and (1) Plant Operator 4.
Duties and Responsibilities
Goals & Objectives
The Downtown Water Treatment Plant is located at 500 E. Mahl and the West Water Treatment Plant is located at 1752 S. Mon Mack. Both plants operate 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. The City owns and operates both of its surface water treatment plants and distribution system.
The Downtown Plant’s rated capacity is 10 million gallons per day (MGD), has conventional sedimentation process with rapid sand filters. The West Water Treatment Plant’s rated capacity is 8 MGD, is a solids-contact process unit with flow demand filters. Both plants primary disinfectant is chlorine dioxide and use chlorine and ammonia to form chloramines as the distribution disinfectant. The current average daily water treatment is 11.68 MGD, with peaks reading as high as 15.0 MGD during peak demands.
The City’s primary source of raw water is the Rio Grande River. The City owns and operates a raw water reservoir located at 3420 W. Freddy Gonzalez, with a capacity to hold 210 million gallons (MG) or a 19 day supply. The City purchases raw water from Hidalgo County Irrigation District #1 (HCID #1) and Hidalgo County Irrigation District #2 (HCID #2).
It has a total of 7,981.32 acre feet, 5,390.00 acre feet are owned by HCID #1 for use by the City of Edinburg and the City owns 2,591.32 acre feet. The City also has emergency interconnects with North Alamo Water Supply Corporation (NAWSC) and the City of McAllen. These interconnections serve as means to purchase treated water from our neighboring water systems during emergency situations. The City’s Water Treatment and Distribution Systems have been recognized by TCEQ and have been rated as a “Superior Public Water Supply” system.
|Source of Raw Water||Rio Grande River|
|Raw Water Allotment||7,981.32 Acre Feet|
|Reservoir Location||Freddy Gonzalez & Mon Mack|
|Raw Water Storage Capacity Reservoir||210 MG (Million Gallons)|