Wastewater Treatment

Program Description

The purpose and function of the Wastewater Treatment Plant is to receive and treat the spent water from a community containing the wastes from domestic, industrial, or commercial use, as well as the surface water runoff and groundwater which may enter the system through infiltration.

The Henderson Wastewater Treatment Plant is an activated sludge process. The activated sludge process is an aerobic biological process in which microorganisms grow by using oxidizable material in the wastewater as food. The microorganisms are recycled to the treatment phase in order to increase the rate of reaction. Laboratory personnel collect and analyze wastewater samples daily to verify compliance with state and federal requirements.

Performance Objectives

  • Maintain compliance with state and federal requirements for operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to protect the health and well being of the citizens of Henderson, Rusk County, and the State of Texas
  • Administer budgetary appropriations to insure cost-effective operations
  • Provide treatment of wastewater collected to meet permit requirements