NTMWD Hosts Leadership Wylie on a Tour of Water Treatment Plant
On Thursday, May 12, NTMWD Staff hosted the Leadership Wylie group as part of their course study done through the Wylie Chamber of Commerce. Staff provided an overview of the District, which included information on history, service areas, water conservation and outreach initiatives, and major projects such as Bois d’Arc Lake. The group then toured the Wylie Water Treatment Plant complex to see operations in action. Lead by Jeff Striplin, Assistant Water System Manager, and Kathleen Vaught, Public Relations Specialist, Leadership Wylie attendees visited the various points along the journey of water including a stop at the raw water pump station, sedimentation basins, ozone facility, control room and environmental services laboratory.
NTMWD operates one of the largest water treatment facilities in the country with four water treatment plants working together at the complex in Wylie. It is the largest combined facility in the world to use ozonation as its primary disinfectant. Ozone is the fastest working and most powerful disinfectant process available.
While touring the environmental services laboratory, Bobby Sims, LIMS Administrator, explained the process of retrieving samples and how the data is collected, stored, and sent for testing. The laboratory is accredited by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, NELAC certified and conducts over 200,000 tests per year.