Cherokee Metropolitan District’s wastewater treatment facility went into operation in June 2010 and sits on a 160-acre parcel, which is located approximately 20 miles east of Cimarron Hills. The plants actual foot print is roughly 26 of the 160-acre total.
The plants design rate capacity is 4.8 million gallons per day (MGD), at the present time the plant receives 1.5 MGD. The wastewater that the plant takes in daily is a combination from three contributors. The largest of these three is Cherokee Metropolitan District with an average flow of 1.2 MGD, Meridian Service Metropolitan District is next with 0.18 MGD and lastly is Schriever Air Force Base with their flow of 0.13 MGD.
Treatment Plant Amenities
The treatment plant consists of an ‘Influent’ building, four ‘Sequential Batch Reactors’ (SBR’s), three ‘Aerobic Digesters’ (AD’s), ‘Blower’ and ‘Operations’ building’,’ Solids Handling’ building (i.e. Biosolids), two ‘Equalization Basins’ (EQ) and a ‘Effluent’ building that contains the ‘Ultraviolet Light Disinfection’ (UV) unit. The treated effluent then leaves the plant and continues five miles to the ‘Rapid Infiltration Basins’. This is a overall general description of the plant with explanations of the individual components that make up the wastewater treatment to come in the future.