New Wastewater Treatment Facility
The City of Haines City partnered with BCR Environmental to develop an innovative approach to wastewater management. The new wastewater treatment facility produces a commercial fertilizer from sewage sludge. The solution will upgrade the City’s regulatory compliance while saving money. The wastewater treatment facility serves both the business community and the area’s 20,000 residents.
The City of Haines City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility is a permitted 2.97 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) oxidation ditch and high level disinfection plant with average flows of approximately 1.5 Million Gallon per Day (MGD), and are currently in the process of expansion . With the recent addition of the new inlet structure that can receive up to 6 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) per unit the wastewater treatment facility will be ready for the projected growth of Haines City’s residents, industries, and businesses. Haines City’s wastewater treatment facility average flows of 1.5 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) of which approximately 1.47 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) is recycled as public access reclaim water. The reclaimed water serves as a vital resource for use in irrigation at local industries, golf courses, ranches, citrus groves, and parks.
The wastewater treatment facility also produces a class AA bio solid which is a registered fertilizer with the Florida Department of Agriculture. This material is comprised of the bio-solids created at the wastewater treatment plant, treated by the BCR Neutralizer process and composted with green waste (yard waste) collected by the City of Haines City contractor, Republic Services. The end product “compost” will be available for public use and it will be made available during events like the Spring and Fall Cleanups. This innovative approach to wastewater treatment has positioned Haines City a leader in the process of bio-solids treatment and provided the infrastructure to accommodate future needs.