Water Reclamation Facility (WRF)
The City's Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) is a conventional activated sludge treatment facility that was originally built in 1955. The plant's current capacity is 4.0 million gallons per day (MGD) on an annual average daily flow basis.
To provide cost effective wastewater treatment and disposal services that exceed all regulatory requirements while providing employees with a safe working environment.
The wastewater treatment process begins with the wastewater collection system entering the influent pump station. Raw sewage is then pumped from the influent pump station to the headworks where an automatic bar screen and grit removal system is in place. From the headworks, the raw sewage then enters the aeration basins.
From the aeration basins, the aerated wastewater is transferred to the secondary clarifiers and then to the chlorine contact chamber where it is filtered and highly disinfected before disposal via the reclaimed water system or the deep injection well system. Bio-solids are thickened by the City's 1.5 meter belt press and transported to a Class 1 Landfill.
The City uses innovative, state-of-the-art utility management systems developed through many years of experience, and ensures sound operation and maintenance practices. The systems emphasize the value of training, safety, accuracy, and ensure that the latest technologies of utility management are utilized. The City of Stuart strives to ensure that all federal and state regulatory requirements are being met.
A recent transformation of the City of Stuart's Wastewater Treatment Plant to a Water Reclamation Facility includes aesthetic improvements, intended to blend into the downtown environment.