Charts

Influent - industrial and residential wastewater flowing into the SW Clean Water Plant.  

Effluent - fully treated influent flowing from the SW Clean Water Plant to Wilson's Creek.

% Removal of Influent Loading - SW Clean Water Plant is required to have a minimum of 85% removal efficiency on a 30 day average of BOD, TSS, and Ammonia.

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) - measure of the amount of oxygen required to biologically stabilize a waste stream.  NPDES Permit limit for Effluent is 10 mg/L.   

Total Suspended Solids (TSS) - the amount of insoluble solids floating and in suspension in the wastewater.  NPDES Permit limit for Effluent is 15 mg/L.

 Ammonia (NH3-N) - a government regulated nutrient which requires removal to prevent degradation of receiving stream.  NPDES Permit limit for Effluent 1.3 mg/L seasonally. 

 Total Phosphorus (TP) - essential chemical element and nutrient for life forms.  TP is a Government regulated nutrient which requires removal to prevent degradation of receiving streams.  NPDES Permit limit for Effluent is 0.5 mg/L.

Fecal Coliform -  pathogenic bacteria commonly occurring in wastewaters.  NPDES Permit limit for Effluent is 400 coli/100 mL  As of October 2014 the SW Plants NPDES permit changed to monitoring Escherichia Colifom.

Escherichia Coliform (E. Coli) -  a genus and species of the fecal coliform bacteria group.  E.Coli is present in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and humans.  NPDES Permit limit for Effluent is 126 coli/100 mL  As of October 2014 the SW Plants NPDES permit changed to monitoring Escherichia Colifom.

 

 

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