Raw wastewater (also called sewer water) in College Station travels through a network of over 275 miles of wastewater collection lines to one of two award-winning 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.
Wastewater Treatment: Where Does It Go?
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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 (9.5 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 southern College Station.
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 80,000 people, with a total wastewater treatment capacity of 11.5 MGD. Our dedicated efforts have been recognized with consecutive awards for Outstanding Performance from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).