Raw wastewater in College Station travels through a network of over 348 miles (and counting) of wastewater collection lines to one of two wastewater treatment plants owned and operated by the City of College Station: The Carter's Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Lick Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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Carter's Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (CCWWTP) was built in 1956 with a 600,000 gallon per day treatment capacity, enough to serve a population of approximately 6,000 people. Today the Carter' Creek WWTP has a treatment capacity of 9.5 million gallons per day (MGD).
Lick Creek WWTP began operations in 1987 as a small "package" wastewater treatment plant on City-owned property inside Lick Creek Park, to treat wastewater from the Pebble Creek subdivision and other areas in south College Station. In 2002, LCWWTP was expanded to treat 2.0 MGD of wastewater, to serve the growing south side of College Station. As this part of our community continues to grow, the LC WWTP can be expanded to provide wastewater services and accommodate growth.
College Station has kept pace with progressively more stringent environmental regulations and today our two wastewater treatment plants and numerous lift stations serve a population of over 90,000 people, with a total wastewater treatment capacity of 11.5 MGD.