April 25, 2018
According to the City of Kerrville, last Friday, the Kerrville Effluent Reuse Facility began pumping effluent (treated wastewater) water into the facility. The facility is expected to be filled in two months. The construction of the facility began last June and is anticipated to begin sending water from the storage facility in June of this year.
The reuse facility was constructed to help store raw water, available for sale for irrigation and non-potable uses. The storage facility will also serve to help the community be prepared for droughts, holding up to 95 million gallons of reclaimed water.
By having an effluent reuse facility, Kerrville residents will be able to purchase and use treated wastewater for irrigation and other non-drinking uses.
So far, Tivy High School, Kerr County Animal Shelter, Schreiner University, Scott Schreiner Golf Course, Riverhill Country Club, the Comanche Trace residential area and the Kerrville Sports Complex are expected to use the non-potable water.
The new Kerrville Effluent Reuse Facility is located off Spur 100 east of Loop 534 in Kerrville.
Information and photo courtesy of the City of Kerrville’s Facebook page and the City of Kerrville’s Public Information Officer, Stuart Cunyus.