Water Treatment Plant Construction
The City of Granbury is in the process of building a new water treatment plant to be able to provide drinking water for the community and meet the future needs of Granbury’s growing population.
Currently, The City operates a .48 MGD surface water plant, 34 groundwater wells, and purchases water from BRUPA surface water plant (formerly BRA SWATS plant) in order to meet the community’s water needs. The existing facility was constructed in 1985 is not able to meet Granbury’s current water demands.
By building a new water treatment plant, the City will be able to provide the amount of water needed ensure a much higher quality of drinking water. The construction of the plant will also eliminate the need to purchase water from BRPUA SWTP. The new plant will use microfiltration and reverse osmosis methods to treat the high levels of salinity in the water in Lake Granbury. All water treatment will meet Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements.
The current water treatment plant remains open and operational until the new plant is completed. The new plant is scheduled to be open and operational in fall 2017.
The water treatment upgrades are designed in three phases. Phase one of the plant, which will be complete when the plant opens in fall 2017, will be able to produce 2.5 million gallons of water per day. This will meet Granbury’s current daily water requirements, except on peak demand days when groundwater wells would supplement demand.
The three phases for water production:
• Phase One: 2.5 million gallons per day – October 2017
• Phase Two: 5.0 million gallons per day – as needed, based on capacity projections
• Phase Three: 7.5 million gallons per day – as needed, based on capacity projections
February 1, 2016: Construction for the water treatment plant began with initial clearing and excavating.
September 2016: Multilevel concrete slab and piping structure was completed.
January 2017: Walls, precast walls, and double tee roof were completed.
March 2017: Crews are working on electrical work, assembly of microfiltration and reverse osmosis skids, and construction of the flocculation basin area of the plant.
Construction Progress Photos and Video
Informational Progress Video, September 2016