The NBU Gruene Wastewater Treatment Plant was back to full operation by 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 12. Getting this plant back on line was the main priority for the utility and crews worked 24/7 to get this accomplished. Their efforts resulted in full treatment being accomplished two days ahead of schedule.
On the Water system, the Surface Water Treatment Plant is up and operational. The intake on the Guadalupe River was shut down on Wednesday and part of Thursday morning in order to prevent damage to pumps and motors from debris. Water from NBU’s Edwards Aquifer wells was being used to meet customer demand during that time. With the risk of damage to equipment passed, the plant was brought back on line.
Throughout the water treatment process, the data received from on-line analyzers continually ensures that the plant processes are working properly and that the water meets all federal and state standards for drinking water. The NBU drinking water supply continues to exceed all state and federal requirements and is completely safe for use by customers. NBU supplies approximately 3 billion gallons of superior drinking water to customers every year.