On Friday, May 6, NTMWD Staff hosted city officials and staff representatives for several of the District’s Member City and Customer organizations. NTMWD Executive Director Jenna Covington and Deputy Director Billy George provided an overview of the District, which included information on history, service areas, water conservation and outreach initiatives, and major projects such as Bois d’Arc Lake. The group then toured the Wylie Water Treatment Plant complex to see operations in action. Lead by Zeke Campbell, Assistant Deputy for Water Treatment and Conveyance, attendees visited the various points along the journey of water including stops at the raw water pump station, sedimentation basins, filter gallery, ozone facility, control room and environmental services laboratory.
NTMWD operates one of the largest water treatment facilities in the country with four water treatment plants working together at the complex in Wylie capable of producing 840 million gallons of treated water daily. It is also the largest combined facility in the world to use ozonation as its primary disinfectant. Ozone is the fastest working and most powerful disinfectant process available.