WYLIE (July 7, 2014) — The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) began using ozone as the primary disinfectant at its Wylie Water Treatment Plants as of June 26. As a result, consumers in the NTMWD service area might notice an improvement in the taste and odor of their drinking water.

In recognition of the $123 million ozone project, the NTMWD Board of Directors visited the newly constructed ozonation facilities at the Wylie Water Treatment Plants.

The NTMWD began using ozone in the treatment process as a result of changes in regulatory requirements set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act, which were strengthened, and to provide enhanced water quality for public water supplies.

Now operating the nation’s largest water treatment facility using ozone, the NTMWD implemented extensive planning efforts, modifications, construction and project management at the four Wylie Water Treatment Plants. In addition to the Wylie location, the Bonham and Tawakoni Water Treatment Plants also produce ozonated water. Cumulatively, NTMWD has the capability to treat and deliver 806 million gallons per day of high-quality, safe drinking water to the region served.

 

About NTMWD

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is a conservation and reclamation district and political subdivision of the State of Texas, created and functioning under Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution, pursuant to Chapter 62, Acts of 1951, 52nd Legislature of Texas, Regular Session, as amended (the ACT). An amendment to the NTMWD’s creating ACT by the legislature in 1975, Section 27, authorizes the NTMWD to acquire, treat, and distribute potable water, and to collect, treat and dispose of wastes, both liquid and solid, in order to reduce pollution, conserve and develop the natural resources of Texas. For more information visit ntmwd.com.