The Wastewater Reclamation Division includes treating domestic and industrial wastewater, overseeing sewage lift pump stations, laboratory monitoring, testing and recording of EPA compliance requirements, land application and storage sites, plant operations and maintenance.
The Wastewater Reclamation Facility is located at 3320 E. Fifth Street. The facility is authorized under Permit #NEV90008 by the Division of Environmental Protection for application of treated effluent on various lands for irrigation purposes. The divisions within Wastewater Reclamation structure are: Operations, Maintenance and Laboratory. The facility is staffed seven days a week, with designated personnel on standby after hours.
Wastewater Treatment & Reuse
The reuse program is an innovative approach to the problem of effluent disposal. During the summer growing and irrigation season, the treated water is pumped from the Plant for irrigation of ranches, golf courses, ball fields, parks and beautification projects. During periods of low irrigation demand, the treated effluent is pumped to the Brunswick Reservoir for storage. The stored effluent is returned to irrigation application points as usage demands. The usage of effluent water to irrigate recreational areas and ranch lands reduces the need to use potable water and conserves our precious groundwater resources.
The State of Nevada certifies the Chemist to perform 54 different test methods. The Chemist/Lab Manager performs testing for the City of Carson Divisions that are responsible for potable water, reclaimed water, Wastewater Reclamation and the Environmental Control.
The Carson City Wastewater Reclamation maintenance personnel perform a wide variety of large equipment overhauls, repairs, and installations. The maintenance staff is responsible for repairs, maintenance, and servicing of all the Wastewater Reclamation Plant machinery, buildings and grounds along with effluent reuse pipelines/pump stations and 5 raw sewage lift stations.
The Carson City Wastewater Reclamation operations personnel perform laboratory and biological analysis to determine the operating characteristics of the Wastewater Plant. The operations staff is responsible for insuring compliance with Permit #NEV90008 issued by the Nevada State Division of Environmental Protection. This is achieved by making plant operational process changes and flow adjustments.