Kyle city officials are scrambling to rectify an issue at the city’s wastewater treatment plant that, if left unfixed, could release up to one million gallons per day of partially treated effluent into Plum Creek.
The issue took place Sunday when the center well bearing system at the Kyle WWTP 1 suffered “significant component failure,” according to a city press release. According to the city, Plant 1 is approximately 20 years old.
The bearing system is the main part of the clarification process at the facility, which houses two circular plants. Clarification is what removes the solids from incoming wastewater using a series of motorized rakes, according to the release. The rakes help move wastewater to the next phase of the system… Read more from Hays Free Press