The wastewater treated at this facility is the
domestic and commercial waste generated by the City of Ogallala.
The treatment facility is a two-stage trickling filter plant with
anaerobic digestion. Other treatment processes include
screening, grit removal, primary clarification, two stage trickling
filtration, intermediate and final clarification, anaerobic sludge
digestion, liquid sludge disposal and sludge drying beds.
In April 2001,
Activated Sludge treatment was added to the process to aid ammonia
removal. The addition consists of a process building with
three sludge recirculation/waste pumps, two blowers with controls,
two aeration basins, and two final clarifiers.
Pollution Control Facility has been a multiple recipient of the
Scott Wilbur Award for "Outstanding Operation and Maintenance of a
Pollution Control Facility." In addition to the Scott Wilbur
Awards, all WPCF employees have received several EPA Awards for
"Recognition of Outstanding Commitment to Clean Water Through
Outstanding Operation and Maintenance."