GOOD, WORKING ORDER’
“It’s really a testament to the maintenance and the guys who work for our city,” said utility director David Hortman. “With those guys being able to spend time at the plant and making sure everything is in good, working order, we’re really set up.”
The TCEQ conducts annual inspections on municipal treatment plants to ensure compliance.
“They check to make sure things are running properly, and everything is in good, working condition,” Hortman said.
Bullard has never received violations based on the performance of the plant, he said. However, since he’s been a city employee, it has received at least one violation per year.
“Violations you might receive could be your fence lines not properly being cleared, your fan in your chlorination room not working properly, just safety issues,” he said. “They just want to mainly make sure that wildlife is not affected.”
The plant has exceeded its service capacity, which is expected to at least double from 214,000 gallons a day to 465,000 gallons after the $2 million addition is built by Spring 2012.