This December 2012 Agua SUD reached a major milestone. Construction was finalized for our first wastewater treatment plant and collection system in Sullivan City. The new wastewater system provided first time sewer service to over 1,300 homes 100% of the homes were connected at no charge to the home owners.
Located 1 ½ miles south of Expressway 83 along Guadalupe Flores Road, the plant is a state of the art facility, capable of treating 1.4 million gallons daily. It is an SBR (sequential batch reaction) plant, totally computer operated to meet or exceed required permitted standards. Heavy duty PVC pipe was used in the construction of over 30 miles of sewer collection lines along with 6 sewer lift station pump stations.
Project cost was $24 million, $20 million dollar grant and a $ 2 million dollar loan borrowed by Agua SUD. The sewer system is sized for 20 years of growth and designed in modules up to 3 million gallons daily. The project improved the health and sanitation conditions by eliminating faulty or undersized septic systems in and around the Sullivan City, Los Ebanos, Cuevitas and surrounding areas.