City of Fort Stockton Wastewater Treatment

The wastewater department at the City of Fort Stockton, TX is responsible for managing and maintaining the city’s wastewater treatment facilities. This department plays a crucial role in ensuring that wastewater is treated properly to protect public health and the environment If you have any concerns or questions about your wastewater treatment, please give us a call, we are available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

The City’s WWTF consists of two wastewater treatment plants treating up to 1.4million gallons per day, and over 100 miles of sanitary sewer collection pipelines. The Wastewater Treatment Facility administers and enforces the regulations in order to:

  • Protect the City’s wastewater collection systems, treatment plants, and workers.
  • Allow the beneficial re-use of bio-solids.

Allow the reclamation of treated effluent for irrigation and other uses.

WWTFs are designed to treat typical household wastes and biodegradable commercial and industrial wastes. Commercial and industrial facilities that discharge toxic pollutants to the treatment plants may be very detrimental to treatment plant processes and the environment. Customers which discharge pollutants into the WWTF are required to install, operate, and adequately maintain pretreatment equipment to remove pollutants that could otherwise damage, obstruct, interfere with, or pass through the WWTF. Examples of such pollutants include heavy metals, cyanides, toxic organics, and acidic or basic wastes from industrial operations. Heavy metals and some organic chemicals which cannot be treated by the biological treatment process can threaten the bacteria which are necessary to the treatment process at the wastewater treatment plants.

Wastewaters from restaurants and other food service industries are often more problematic due to the prevalence of conventional pollutants such as grease, organic matter and solids. Grease can clog and overload the sewer system. Processing these food contaminants raises the cost of treating wastewater, therefore a pretreatment process such as a grease trap is required. The pretreatment process protects the treatment process and keeps costs down by working with local businesses to minimize pollutant discharges.

Monthly Payment Rates
Effective October 1, 2013

The rates to be charged by the City of Fort Stockton, Texas, to consumers of wastewater services by said City inside its corporate city limits shall be:

Residential Inside City Limits      
Date Effective       Oct-2015
Minimum charge for all Meter Sizes      
0 2000 gallons     $18.56
Consumption Charge (per Thousand gallons)    
2001 3000 gallons     $0.60
3001 5000 gallons     $0.60
5001 8000 gallons     $0.60
8001 10000 gallons     $0.60
10001 15000 gallons     $0.60
15001 20000 gallons     $0.60
20001   Greater gallons     $0.00
Commercial & Governmental I.C.L.      
Date Effective       Oct-2015
Minimum charge for all Meter Sizes      
0 2000 gallons     $27.09
Consumption Charge (per Thousand gallons)    
2001 Greater gallons     $1.38
Prison Facilities
Date Effective       13-Oct
Minimum charge for all Meter Sizes      
0 2000 gallons     $40.64
Consumption Charge (per Thousand gallons)    
2001 Greater gallons     $2.07

Managing Fats, Oils, and Grease in Wastewater

One facet of that duty Wastewater Treatment Facility is preventing introduction of excessive oil and grease waste into the City’s sanitary sewer system and wastewater treatment plant. Excessive oil and grease wastes have the potential for creating hazardous conditions in the wastewater collection system, treatment plant NPDES violations, increased treatment costs, regulatory fines, and other costs for the City.

The Oil and Grease Removal policy is designed to implement and enforce the oil and grease discharge rules of the City Ordinance Chapter 11, Article II, Section (11-29).

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